Thanks to Angrboda for this sample tea!

This is the first tea from Tanzania that I’ve ever tasted! The guys and I at the tea shop have been sampling tea’s off and on from Kenya and now Uganda as these tea’s become more available and are increasingly better tasting!
Anyway, this Tanzanian tea was interesting because it isn’t a CTC. (You would typically see a CTC exported to the U.S. as a first offering.)
The tea isn’t very good though. The taste is similar to a low grade CTC. I hope that with time the tea will improve as farmers fine-tune their growing methods.
Wonderful things have been happening with these small tea farms and the benefit to the farmers and tea drinkers like us is mutual.

We can be responsible tea drinkers by drinking tea from poorer area’s of the World.

(End of sermon… kumbaya)

Bonnie

Well it appears I’m all alone here.

Angrboda

Oh, are you feeling invisible too? I’ve had a few notes that did that. Well, I believe you saw the desperate plea for attention a few days ago. :p You’re probably right that a lot about this could be improved just with experience on the farmer’s part. Perhaps in a few years I’ll try again, but… Not too impressed here either. I think I got rid of the last of it in the EU travelling teabox. More of a curiosity than something awesome to share, though. Other than that we generally had it in the morning when we weren’t awake enough for any of the really good stuff anyway, and then it was about two thirds this plus one third something else. Some low grown Ceylon seems to be able to temper most things. I may actually have to go out and buy me some more low grown Ceylon merely for the sake of getting rid of the meh blacks on the Consider This First shelf. Anyway, I’m glad you found it interesting at least. :)

Bonnie

Angrboda,I wasn’t in the least disappointed! I’m so interest in the development of tea in these countries I mentioned. Can’t wait to see what the future will bring!

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Bonnie

Well it appears I’m all alone here.

Angrboda

Oh, are you feeling invisible too? I’ve had a few notes that did that. Well, I believe you saw the desperate plea for attention a few days ago. :p You’re probably right that a lot about this could be improved just with experience on the farmer’s part. Perhaps in a few years I’ll try again, but… Not too impressed here either. I think I got rid of the last of it in the EU travelling teabox. More of a curiosity than something awesome to share, though. Other than that we generally had it in the morning when we weren’t awake enough for any of the really good stuff anyway, and then it was about two thirds this plus one third something else. Some low grown Ceylon seems to be able to temper most things. I may actually have to go out and buy me some more low grown Ceylon merely for the sake of getting rid of the meh blacks on the Consider This First shelf. Anyway, I’m glad you found it interesting at least. :)

Bonnie

Angrboda,I wasn’t in the least disappointed! I’m so interest in the development of tea in these countries I mentioned. Can’t wait to see what the future will bring!

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