Avongrove Special Summer Black Tea

description

We have grown to expect some of the smoothest Darjeeling teas from the Avongrove tea estate. This season, we love how the liquor is buoyed by short bursts of astringency that makes the woody flavors pop and keeps the cup vibrant.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Marked by notes of wood, touch of fire, and a distant note of flowers.

appearance

Amber

taste

The liquor is smooth and pleasantly astringent. It starts out on a clean note but reveals dense flavors in the middle and the back. Notes of wood and dried dates are discernible in the middle, accompanied by astringency on the sides. The finish is woody and slightly tree-fruit like.

COMPLEMENTS

Cinnamon roll, quiche, waffle, churros, french toast, crepe

dry leaf

aroma

Mellow note of waxy flowers in the attack and cashews in the release

appearance

Long, well-rolled, brownish black leaves, some with taupe buds

infusion

aroma

Marked by note of citrus blossom

appearance

Dark coppery leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

3.0 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Sugar

PICKING DATE
Jun 27, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Organic
SKU SFAGCSB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE EX-13
CERTIFICATIONS


5 Reviews

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Likes

  • Smooth Body 5
  • High Quality 4
  • Unique Flavor Profile 4
  • Great Aroma 3
  • Freshness 3

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 0
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 3
  • Afternoon 1
  • Morning 1
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Evening 0

Abhishek

Sept. 25, 2016

Pleasant summer black

Likes : Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

This is a smooth and pleasant summer black that is reminiscent of the spring flush.

Matt

Aug. 5, 2016

One of my favorites

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Complex flavor with fruity overtones; good aroma. Wonderful with honey.

Thaea

April 30, 2016

LOVE!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

I got this as a free sample with my very first Teabox order. I would never have tried it normally, as I didn't like unflavoured teas. This tea changed everything for me. I ended up loving it so much I hoarded the remainder of my sample until I could order a full size :) It has so much flavour! It smells so fruity and sweet and each sip is full of that fruity sweetness. Since trying this tea, I'm very open-minded about trying new, unflavoured teas, but this one will always be special to me.

MARCO

Oct. 16, 2014

Delicious.

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

One of my favourite second flush from the Darjeeling selection. A fruity, round, truly classy tea. Recommended.

Andrew

Sept. 19, 2014

Delicate muscatel flavour

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Rather muted muscatel flavour in a deliciously fresh cup. A great pick-me up at the end of the day and not too strong in the finish. You can't get fresher than this.

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