Thanks to Teajo for the generous sample!
I don’t normally drink too many black/green tea blends. I’ve found they can be finicky and hard to manage. But, when I got the opportunity to try a tea from Teajo, it jumped out at me so I thought I would give it a go. The tea has a very pleasant smell to it, and you can definitely smell the orange peel.
The brewing parameters are all of over the place for the tea. Apparently you can use anywhere from 180-212 F degree water? That’s a pretty big range. I’ve always been told to brew a blend at the most delicate level – so since greens are more delicate than black, brew it like a green.
Once brewed, this definitely tastes more like a black than a green. I imagine people who are a fan of “breakfast” blends or Assam would be a fan of this as well. It’s not quite as astringent as a breakfast blend would be, which makes it more appealing (I’m such a wimp when it comes to bitterness). The flavors are very light on this.
This is definitely a more unique tea and not bad.