I went to my cousin’s over the holiday and she gave me this delicious box of Persian tea. It’s the cardamom that makes this one so addicting. <3
Good morning everyone. :)) Many thanks to Anna for this generous sample. :)) When I opened the box all I could smell was Cardamon! Wow, what an aroma! The aroma alone scores a 95. Dry tea leaves are a decent size. I put about 1/2 the sample in my glass tea press. The smell of cardamon filled the room. I got three really good steeps from the tea. Good dark brown cup color and aroma. At 2 min the first steep was delicious! I really enjoy teas like this where the base is strong & noticeable, nice cardamon prescence in flavor and aroma. Second steep was at 2:45 to 3:00. Strong aroma and flavor and not bitter. Wow the caffiene was really intense. Third steep was still good at 4:00 boiling. Flavor of tea was weaker, as was the aroma, and flavor of the cardamon. Wet leaves still smelled of cardamon….amazing!
I got at least 30 oz of tea in total! If I tinker with steep times I may be able to get 4 quality cups with the rest of the sample. What a quality tea in every respect! I checked online and the tea is reasonably priced. The website is packed with goodies, and I will definitely reorder this tea in the future.
Cupped & reviewed Wed, 11-16-2011.
I prepared it by packing a tea bag and brewing a little over half a pot of tea with it. After, I fished out the tea bag and filled the rest of the tea pot with hot water. Served with some sugar cubes and drunk with a smile.
I really enjoy this tea. The leaves are quite fragrant and have a perfume scent when you smell it from the package. The black tea taste is subtle but the cardamom flavors stings your taste bud in the most delightful manner.
I’m most likely going to hyper all day since I made myself an entire pot of the tea. So worth it.
I tried this as iced tea yesterday. Quite wonderful! The cardamom still lends personality to the tea, and this has a lovely flavour as an iced tea. I imagine it would be great with a Thai style splash of cream as well – I’ll have to try that soon. :)
I love black tea with cardamom. I have to say that my favorite is Alghazaleen (or Doh Ghazal) Cardamom Ceylon blend, but this one will do in a pinch.
I put a little too much tea for the water I had and then steeped a little too long, so the result is a little bitter, but still good. The cardamom flavor is not as strong as Alhazaleen’s version, though. Almost too subtle.