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“A review Boston Harbour Tea by Davison Newman & COLTD of London Using freshly boiled water and placing one tea bag in my cup, I poured the water into the...” Read full tasting note
“Needed something sturdy and dependable to complement my kale, edamame, and tomato salad today. This was the Chosen One. It’s a nice, lightly fragrant black tea. Even though it is in sachets,...” Read full tasting note
“While I’m a staunch supporter of British irony, and love the name and story behind this tea, I can only give it a pass on taste. They say it’s a blend of Ceylon and Darjeeling, and to...” Read full tasting note
Boston Harbor Tea by Davison Newman & Co., Ltd., founded in 1650 and whose Fine Tea was thrown into the water of Boston Harbour by Persons disguised as Indians in defiance of the Policies of His Majesty King George III 1773-1774.
Tea enthusiasts applaud Boston Harbour Tea for many years. Boston Harbour Tea is an exceptional blend of the finest black teas from Sri Lanka and Darjeeling. When brewed, Boston Harbour Tea has a sweet aroma and a brisk flavor that is sure to please.
A blend of superior teas from Darjeeling, India, and Sri Lanka.
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A review Boston Harbour Tea by Davison Newman & COLTD of London
Using freshly boiled water and placing one tea bag in my cup, I poured the water into the cup allowing it to steep for five minutes. I remove the covering from my cup and I had to scoop out the tea bag with a spoon since it has no string.
Tea’s color is lovely dark amber. The tea’s aroma is that of raw and something about is roasted even. There is a layering of textures: Darjeeling tea which is smooth and creamy and the Indian tea which can be very robust and all of this is mixed with the Ceylon for smoothness in the cup. It is an exceptionally complex tea. It feels and taste likes the finest caramel with slight cocoa notes.
I have not added anything to this tea and first infusion tea is very rich as the textures intermingle in the cup. I continue to enjoy this (same tea bag) with several more infusion with steeping time being 2-3 minutes and water very hot.
Overall tasting note: tea is very complex, it is smooth and creamy and taste of roasted caramel. There is rawness to the cup and yet it is sweetened/silken even with the mixture of Ceylon tea with Indian tea. Not one flavor overrides the other…all is evenly distributed/attributed to making this Harbour tea a most enjoyable drink.
This is another exceptional tea that I purchased from Mark T. Wendell Tea Company. Thank you for making such fine teas.
Needed something sturdy and dependable to complement my kale, edamame, and tomato salad today. This was the Chosen One.
It’s a nice, lightly fragrant black tea. Even though it is in sachets, I can still tell that it is good quality stuff. No particular depth or complexity here, but it does go well with a lot of foods. It’s a nice, comforting blend.
Plus, it has the added benefit of appealing to my history nerd side. I mean really, what’s not to like here?
While I’m a staunch supporter of British irony, and love the name and story behind this tea, I can only give it a pass on taste. They say it’s a blend of Ceylon and Darjeeling, and to some extent the flavors of both are present. However, it embitters far too quickly (even at a three-minute steep) and starts off dry on the foretaste. It eventually settles into a clean/floral Ceylon note in the middle, and a spicy aspect from the Darjeeling last, but it’s a rocky road to get there.
This is actually one of my favorite teas in a tea bag; I’ve never tried it loose leaf. It can go bitter, so I never sqeeze the bag…just save it for the second steep. The tea has what I think of as the “sparkle” of a good ceylon, but it is generally darker/blacker than the other ceylon’s I’ve had. As I mentioned, it can go bitter, but done right it has a nice spicy finish with just a bit of an astringent bite. To me, this is a morning tea…a good wake up jolt.
This is a surprisingly nice tea! From the good looks of the tin, it seems your typical run-of-the-mill black tea mix. Like those nice looking but bland guys. But thankfully, it delivers. (So there is hope I suppose for those other nice looking ones.)
The dry leaves are peppery smelling and are a mixture of small greenish, brownish and black leaves. The liquor is red – thanks to the Ceylon in the mix. It is not brown-red but a nice deep red which I really like.
The steeped tea is very well-rounded. Brisk and perky enough for the morning cup and smooth enough for an early afternoon cup.
I have been drinking this nearly every work day for a couple of weeks and I highly recommend it.