Organic South Indian Black Tea

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Black Tea
Indian Black Tea
Kettle Corn, Roasted, Round, Tannic
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Fair Trade, Organic
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This fine organic black tea hails from the Indian state of Kerala, in the southern tip of the Indian peninsula grown amid lush rainforests. The infusion boasts a bright body with tangy sweet-n-sour notes that evaporate quickly in the mouth and medium astringency. It is produced as part of an experimental Small Farmers Tea Project, which works with many small organic farmers in South India who combine their leaves in a shared manufacturing facility for production. In India, most tea growers also own and operate their own tea manufacturing facility, which can be very costly. As a result, the creation of this unusual shared facility (unusual for India, but not necessarily unusual for other areas of the world’s tea production) gives our customers a Fair Trade Certified, small farmer alternative for organic Indian tea!

Ingredients: organic Indian black tea

Serving Size: one rounded teaspoon (1.25) per 8 oz cup of water

Quantity of tea: one rounded teaspoon (1.25) per 8 oz cup of water

Water temperature: use water that has been heated to a full rolling boil (212° F)

Steeping time: 3-5 minutes

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We’re tea enthusiasts with a lot of passion. Passion for top quality tea, the environment, fair trade, and our community. We started Arbor Teas in Ann Arbor, Michigan, intent on creating a tea company as passionate as we are. Our passion is reflected in every aspect of Arbor Teas. You’ll certainly notice it in the exceptional collection of teas we offer - one of the largest catalogs of USDA certified organic teas around, nearly three-quarters of which are Fair Trade Certified®.

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135 tasting notes

The wet leaves have a rich, warm smell, with the strong tannic notes that often show up in black tea from India and Africa. Dry, they smell almost spiced. The tea’s flavour is full and not sweet, slightly biting, and slightly roasted. As some teas are compared to Scotch, I’d say this one reminds me a little of bourbon, though it lacks the sharpness. Overall quite nice. It doesn’t resteep many times, though.

Flavors: Kettle Corn, Roasted, Round, Tannic

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35 tasting notes

This is a pretty basic black tea, very suitable for sugar and milk. Two infusions is all it can do.

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