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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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From The Persimmon Tree Tea Company

Vintage Black loose-leaf tea is perfect on its own or with milk and sugar. For a perfect pick-me-up, brew a cup of this flavorful blend of bright, brisk Nilgiri loose black tea and smooth rich Yunnan goldeny buds.


Organic Black Loose-Leaf Tea, Loose Black Tea Leaves

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1770 tasting notes

This is pretty tasty, and if I weren’t mentally exhausted I would be able to describe it. It’s not the best black blend I’ve had but it’s enjoyable. A bit astringent, a bit sweet, as well as strong.

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My drawings are pretty out there, but some people make ART out of theirs.


cool! haven’t heard of that game!


Doodle or Die looks dangerously addictive. I love the hat one! Such a crazy evolution.

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613 tasting notes

That classic, comforting nostalgic “plain ol’ black tea from when you first drank tea at all” flavor I sometimes allude to, well, this is that in spades. Like going home again in smell and taste, with maybe a little richer body than typical. A little toasty, a little sweet, just enough bitterness and tannin, just as you remember from long ago but better, somehow both smoother and less weak or watered down tasting. You know. If regular ol’ teabag black tea in restaurants was actually good. Naming it “Vintage Black” was smart.

Once in a while I absolutely crave that sort of thing, and nothing else—no fancier or “better” premium additions or usually tempting flavors—will do. This would be ideal for those times. Very satisfying and a good reboot/reminder of my tea beginnings for when all the bells and whistles and hundreds of choices of tea become overwhelming. Fills an important niche for me.

It’s also, for that sort of thing, a rather pretty cup of tea. Dark and smooth and silky looking, nearly like manual pour-over coffee. Would make a great breakfast tea.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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589 tasting notes

Ack, I feel kinda bad because I’ve been drinking a lot of tea these days but don’t have time to log them. Anyway, since I’m drinking this for the first time, I’ll take a little break to write a short tasting note about it. The tea is very dark and has a pretty bold flavor. Reminds me of English Breakfast. Speaking of which, I’m not even fully sure of what constitutes an “English Breakfast” tea. Anyway, this tea is a nice bold starter for the mornings. It would probably taste less intense and a little nicer with some milk or sugar, but I’ve been trying to cut down on sugar sweetened beverages lately, so I just kind of sucked it up. A nice, strong tea, but I think I prefer English Breakfast by Persimmon Tree.

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707 tasting notes

So this is exactly what I assumed black teas tasted like before Virginia sent me some from Tealux that proved me wrong. Just woodsy.
I literally feel like I went outside, peeled some bark off a tree and steeped it in my tea. Then added a pinch of sugar to make it “drinkable”.
Just..no…please no. I don’t understand the appeal in pure woodsy teas. xD
This is gonna go in the swap box. xD

Flavors: Wood


Wow. Tree Bark Tea. Doesn’t sound super appealing ;p


Yeah not so much :P

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1543 tasting notes

I wanted tea this morning. Thinking hurt. This is morning tea. Strong but not bitter. Brisk. Astringent – like most breakfast teas. Woodsy. Malt in the aftertaste. Never thought to call it this but Awkward Soul is dead one with raisin late in the sip. Not likely destined to be anyone’s favorite tea but it is more like that friend that is always there for you that kind of goes unnoticed – and shouldn’t.


I forgot to mention I noticed a lot of leather notes in this but no one else seemed to catch it, so maybe its just me.

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1123 tasting notes

Surprisingly tasty! This black tea is a blend of Nilgiri and Yunnan Golden Buds. I found the two teas were well balanced – crisp, malty, rice, with a bit of fluffy silky texture. Also some light raisin notes and bit of briskness. No bitterness, and only a hint of dryness.

I had this tea for breakfast and it really hit the spot! Especially after spending all yesterday canning strawberries (my feet are dying).

Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/vintage-black-persimmon-tree-oolong-owl-tea-review/

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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550 tasting notes

This is a super traditional black tea. It has a bit of sweetness, and a bit of astringency, and a lot of flavor. That said, I enjoy that I have moved on to teas that offer a bit of something special. I recommend this for guests or people into very traditional flavors.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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