From Amoda Tea’s Website – this tea was featured in their November Sampler box:
What’s in it
Darjeeling black tea, strawberry blossoms, cherry.
Where it’s from
Darjeeling, India. In the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, Darjeeling tea grows on slopes up to 60 – 70 degrees and at altitudes ranging from 1,800 – 6,300 feet! (perspective: the world’s tallest structure, the Burj Dubai, is 2,722 ft tall & Mt. Everest is 29,000 ft.) There is a unique and complex environment in Darjeeling – a combination of generous rainfall, clouds, mist, elevation, wind, terrain and soil that isn’t found anywhere else in the world.
How it tastes to us
Cherry flavoured teas can often conjure up bad thoughts of cough syrup, so finding this gem was a happy surprise. The base for this tea – Darjeeling black tea, is soft and round and has been matched perfectly with a sweet and subtle cherry flavour. Adding a touch of milk to this brings out an incredible strawberry cream flavour.
Why we chose it
We love supporting local, unique and experimental. La Petite Cuillère is certainly all three. The owner Huey keeps it fresh with new monthly blends of her own creation. When we saw this blend we were intrigued… you really don’t see flavoured Darjeelings very often. Where do you find it? On Huey’s experimental tea wall… obviously.
How we steep it
We use boiling water to steep this tea and watch the timer closely. We enjoyed it most at a 3 minute steep, but experiment with what tastes best for you. You can follow the guidelines above.
When we drink it
At work, mid-afternoon – puts us in our happy place.