Thé du Hammam black leaf was in my shopping list for a while.
I bought it yesterday and just made my first cup this morning.
I am a lover of the original green tea and was a little bit concerned by the dates swap to rhubarb in this blend.
I am very surprised and absolutely in love with the black leaf version : the flavours are perfectly balanced and none takes the advantage on the other.
I put too much brown crystal sugar for my first cup and didn’t appreciate the real taste of this tea so I steeped the leaf a second time and it was a revelation : no need of mint to create a fantastic oriental tea (I already known it thanks to the green version but it’s confirmed !)
To be honnest I still miss the dates even if I really love rhubarb.
Black leaf version seems more to be a cousin of the green version rather than his black twin.The green version is more delicate and subtile but I love both and the black version is already now in my top 20 list.