Dark Horse

Tea type
Black Tea
Assam Black Tea, Yunnan Dian Hong
Clay, Coffee, Dirt, Malt, Oak, Astringent, Bitter, Bread, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes, Thick
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 7 oz / 216 ml

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From Cornelia Bean

A blend of Assam CTC and whole Yunnan Golden Rain leaves.

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oh this is nice. I am a fan of the blending here in this cup. Just the right balance of malty and deep, dark delicious. Yep…going to have to see about picking up more of this sometime!

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526 tasting notes

This brew is heavy. While looking at the dry leaves I can spot Yunnan Dian Hong and what I thought was Kenyan Estate black. It turns out its a pellet formed Assam. I brewed western at a very high temperature. The liquor is stunning crimson orange, which I love. I’ve been searching for this particular color so already the tea had me won. The taste is powerful and smooth. It has a very hearty depth and follows through with a silky finish. This is some strong stuff. It has a sweet coffee flavor. This would be perfect for an early morning pick-me up. Also, I couldn’t stop hearing Dark Horse by Katy Perry playing in my head while drinking this, hahah.

Flavors: Clay, Coffee, Dirt, Malt, Oak

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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652 tasting notes

Made this for a mid-morning snack today. Funny, because everytime I would look in my tea stash box at work to decide what to make, I’d see this one – “Dark Horse”. Then inevitably get that awful (IMHO) Amanda Marshall light rock jam of the same name stuck in my head.

I went into the kitchen and there was an Amanda Marshall CD on the table .Like, wtf. Once in awhile people leave stuff in there free for others to take if they want it, like magazines, etc, but I’ve never seen a CD in there. And the chance of it being Amanda Marshall!? Crazy. It wasn’t the one with Dark Horse on it, though.


This is a strong brew. I didn’t let it steep super long but still had to add some 10% cream. Then had to go back to add more, because it was still super dark.

It is a tasty, bold, malty tea though. Just what I need on a Friday!

Happy my Secret Santa sent it to me!


Ha! I think of George Harrison before Amanda Marshall when I see that phrase, but I was totally just thinking of her the other day wondering what happened to her. Thanks to you I have this song in my head now. ;)

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894 tasting notes

This mornings cup. Steeped for 3:30 and it was malty, bold and delicious.

Flavors: Malt

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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