Just Blissful Black Oothu

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Grass, Malt, Autumn Leaf Pile, Honey, Orange Zest, Baked Bread, Molasses, Stonefruits
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 9 oz / 272 ml

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  • “Snow day!! I went from working a double today to laying around playing Minecraft and drinking tea. Anyway, it's been a while since I've had a straight up black tea with no flavorings. I've been...” Read full tasting note
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    tabby 492 tasting notes
  • “Oothu black is a lovely, tobacco raisin malty kind of black. Out of all the samples I got from Just Organic Tea, this was tied for first place. The balance between the flavor notes was great. It's...” Read full tasting note
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    awkwardsoul 1075 tasting notes
  • “If you are anything like me, then you are hiding from the Super Bowl and all of its fanfare someplace far away. Yes, I am not much of an American Football kind of person (I will watch real Football...” Read full tasting note
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    SoggyEnderman 438 tasting notes
  • “Sipdown! (227) I'm alternating high-caffeine teas with lower ones today so hopefully I won't get the caffeine headaches I sometimes get. Although I have a headache from the weather already, so...” Read full tasting note
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    bluebelle 493 tasting notes

From Just Organic Tea

A smooth, balanced black tea with a long leaf. Blends perfectly with milk and sugar, but flavorful enough to stand alone. Also makes a great iced tea. This premium black tea is bio-dynamically produced in the Oothu Tea Estate, in Manimuttar, India. Fair trade & organic certified.

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492 tasting notes

Snow day!! I went from working a double today to laying around playing Minecraft and drinking tea.

Anyway, it’s been a while since I’ve had a straight up black tea with no flavorings. I’ve been drinking Earl Grey and such for like six months. This is a nice change. The flavor reminds me of an Assam. It’s malty with a touch of molasses and stone fruit. It’s not bitter, but it is a little astringent. Dries my mouth somewhat. As far as black teas go, this one is pretty straightforward without much complexity. Would be a good tea to start the day with.

If you haven’t already, check out Just Organic Tea’s Kickstarter here: (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/justorganictea/just-organic-tea-the-very-best-tea-delivered)

Flavors: Malt, Molasses, Stonefruits

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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Oothu black is a lovely, tobacco raisin malty kind of black. Out of all the samples I got from Just Organic Tea, this was tied for first place. The balance between the flavor notes was great. It’s not too tobaccoy or raisiny, with the combination working well. Full flavor too!
There is a great creamy mouth feel. No bitterness, great for a new black tea drinker looking for a straight black that is organic and fair trade.

Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/just-organic-tea-oolong-owl-tea-review/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML
gmathis

Just read all your Just Organic reviews—they sound wonderful!

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438 tasting notes

If you are anything like me, then you are hiding from the Super Bowl and all of its fanfare someplace far away. Yes, I am not much of an American Football kind of person (I will watch real Football though, that I enjoy) and find this time of year tedious because it is EVERYWHERE, see, it even managed to sneak onto my blog. One thing I do admire is the player’s and fan’s level of commitment to their passion, because it is supposed to get cold. Speaking of cold, how about some hot tea?

Today’s tea is Oothu Black Tea from Just Organic Tea (who also has an awesome Kickstarter running) a black tea from the Oothu Tea Estate in Manimuttar, India. This tea is both Fair Trade and Organic, which is awesome, assuming the tea taste good. The aroma of the tea is quite sweet, blending notes of molasses and baking bread with a slight undertone of roasted peanuts. It is rich and warming, just what one expects from a black tea.

Once the leaves have taken a dip in the steeping Jacuzzi, the aroma becomes bright and oaky with a hint of loam, it fades to caramel sweetness with an end note of roasted peanuts. The liquid is also bright and oaky with a loamy quality and tiny hint of peanuts. Again the aroma is rich and warming, I swear that has nothing to do with being cold!

Time to sip the dark delights in my fancy German teacup (in all honesty I think it is supposed to be a coffee cup.) The taste is surprisingly sweet and creamy, it manages to be fairly smooth while also being brisk and a touch astringent. The taste is a blend between molasses and oak wood, and has a slightly dry mouth feel. Adding a bit of cream and sugar brings out more of the caramelized sugar quality and takes away the tiny bit of astringency, but it also loses its edge. I definitely prefer this one straight.

For photos and blog: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2014/02/just-organic-tea-oothu-black-tea-review.html

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
yyz

I fell asleep at the homecoming CDN football match so I totally see where your coming from. The last sporting match of any sort I saw was a hurling match in Dublin. The tea sounds interesting.

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

Oh wow, Hurling! I don’t think I have ever seen a math of that!

yyz

It was actually really fun. It was a semi final match so about 82 000 people were there. The best way I can explain it is like lacrosse played with a Hurley ( which looks like a shorter field hockey stick into goals which are like a cross between a hockey net and a football goal post. It can be very fast and dangerous. The way out of the match the streets and pubs are packed so all together it quite an event in itself.

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Sipdown! (227) I’m alternating high-caffeine teas with lower ones today so hopefully I won’t get the caffeine headaches I sometimes get. Although I have a headache from the weather already, so maybe it wouldn’t make much difference anyway…

I brewed this lower this time since the bag said to, and I think it’s produced a good cup. The smell is somewhere between a Ceylon and Sinharaja, which is a very good thing to smell like in my opinion. The taste is like a honeyed Ceylon—the same bright, citrusy flavor, but slightly sweeter and more mellow. I’m impressed with this one! If I didn’t already have enough of this type of tea I’d restock it.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C

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I had this tea as an iced tea and it was perfect! It blended well, was extremely smooth, and a rich but not overwhelming flavor (I had it a little less strong which I liked). I will definitely drink this tea again.

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Teeny Tiny TTB Round 2

I admit, I was unsure about trying this one. I’ve had a couple of other samples from Just Organic and I did not enjoy them or find them memorable at all. But since this was one of only two unflavored blacks in the box, I looked at the reviews here on Steepster and decided it seemed worth trying. The leaves are dark, wide, and extremely short. They have that reddish hue that reminds me of Japanese blacks. Unfortunately, this bag smells like sugary cinnamon, clearly it was a victim of scent contamination…

Steeped aroma is surprisingly nondescript – perhaps a touch of vegetal? Meh, nondescript is definitely the correct word for this tea. There’s a fair amount of malt, but nothing else besides a generic “black tea” taste like you’d find in unsweetened iced tea. I can taste a touch of grassy/leafy flavor and it leaves a weird aftertaste in my mouth. Meh!

Flavors: Grass, Malt

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Another gem from the T&C TTB! I think I’m gonna swipe the rest of the sample for myself, actually. I steeped this one this morning while looking for a nice wake me up kind of black tea (190 F, ~3 min). While this was a hair less bold than I would want it to be, it made up for it by being so clean and smooth. The malty flavors were there without any bitterness and only a tiny bit of astringency. I can see myself reaching for this one in the mornings when I want a reliable cup of tea to start the day off.

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HHTTB

This seems really light for a black tea! I can get the apricot notes, but I’m also getting this aftertaste that is similar to the aftertaste of the ocean, but without the salt. Weird, right?! I get more flavor from it cold than I do hot and the flavor is very light and subtle. It’s very nice, but I’m a fan of bolder flavors.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This was one of the teas I asked for a small sample of with my Kickstarter passage, and it’s surprisingly nice. Just a nice, solid, medium black tea, without too much going on. However, the flavour becomes a bit harsher when it’s cold – it’s best to drink this one up quick.

The nice thing is that I only have another cup left – perfect for a sipdown.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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Backlog:

A really good black tea from India. Smooth and even-tempered. Well-rounded and malty. Not an overly aggressive or assertive tea. Just really nice.

A good tea to keep on hand – makes a great afternoon tea or a very delicious iced tea.

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