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Yum! Just as delicious as I remember. Glad I ordered some more! Just the thing I needed to wake me up this morning and get my day started.
This black tea is so impressive. No astringency, an awesome buttery/baked good taste, slight honey notes, and a nice mild earthiness. See previous notes for more in depth taste profile.

Does anyone else know of a good black tea with no astringency and a similar/non astringent profile? I’m trying to get more into blacks, but I’m a little hesitant.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Ze_Teamaker

Basically from what I have seen and tasted, if you want non-astringent blacks stick with Chinese blacks or teas that arn’t from big trees; just the small high mountain variety. The bigger the tree and leaf, the more tannins which cause astringency; I’m like 99% sure on this.

Butiki Teas

Emily-You might enjoy our Mi Xian. It is similar to this but less pastry notes, more honey notes.

Emily M

Ze_Teamaker – Thanks for the tip.
Stacy – I was eyeballing the Mi Xian for my next order with you. I do love honey notes, so it sounds delicious!

Kittenna

Also you might like Butiki’s Premium Taiwanese Assam! It’s soooo good. Chocolate with raisin notes. Not quite the same, but astringency-free! Laoshan Black (Verdant) is another great astringency-free black tea.

Emily M

Thanks, Kittenna! I’ll have to check those out as well!

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Ze_Teamaker

Basically from what I have seen and tasted, if you want non-astringent blacks stick with Chinese blacks or teas that arn’t from big trees; just the small high mountain variety. The bigger the tree and leaf, the more tannins which cause astringency; I’m like 99% sure on this.

Butiki Teas

Emily-You might enjoy our Mi Xian. It is similar to this but less pastry notes, more honey notes.

Emily M

Ze_Teamaker – Thanks for the tip.
Stacy – I was eyeballing the Mi Xian for my next order with you. I do love honey notes, so it sounds delicious!

Kittenna

Also you might like Butiki’s Premium Taiwanese Assam! It’s soooo good. Chocolate with raisin notes. Not quite the same, but astringency-free! Laoshan Black (Verdant) is another great astringency-free black tea.

Emily M

Thanks, Kittenna! I’ll have to check those out as well!

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Started brewing loose leaf tea about two years ago, so I’m still relatively new to the scene. Excited to share my experiences and learn more from everyone on here!

I’ve found I Prefer:

Oolong Teas
White Teas
Smooth Black Teas
Flavored White Teas
Flavored Black Teas (depending on the base tea)
Flavored Oolong Teas
Pu-erh’s
Certain Herbals/Tisanes

I’ve found I Dislike:

Bitterness/Astringent Teas
Strong Floral Teas
Fruit Tisanes (at least hot)

Green Teas, Matcha, and Rooibos teas tend to be hit or miss with me. I guess it depends on the tea and my mood that day.

That being said, I’ll give anything a shot!

When I’m not brewing/sipping tea, I’m usually reading, listening to music, studying for classes, or in the summer, kayaking/camping/hiking! I also enjoy a good movie now and then. I’ve got quite the collection going. It almost rivals my tea collection! ;)

I’m currently searching for a nice, “non-grassy” tasting green tea that works well cold brewed. If you think you’ve found it, just send me the name/company and I’ll check it out.

Happy steeping!

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