Colombian Black

Tea type
Black Tea
Black Tea
Cocoa, Honey, Malt
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Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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Who would equate Colombia and tea? Most would not, however we do have the advantage of having Elvira Cardenas as a tea taster. And she is a very good one. So when she said someone in her country made good tea, we gave it a try. The company calls itself Himalaya, as it is up in mountains of Colombia and respects tea traditions. We chose a black and green tea. They are both quite tasty and worth a try.
A rare black tea from Colombia and it tastes good too!
Dry Leaves:
Large twisted black leaves. There is the occasional lighter tip.
Medium brown clear liquor.
Honey aromas waft up.
Caffeine Level:
This is a light bodied tea since it is has large leaves with some tips.
The honey flavors come through nicely, like a good Assam.
Brewing Time:
4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temp:

About Harney & Sons View company

Since 1983 Harney & Sons has been the source for fine teas. We travel the globe to find the best teas and accept only the exceptional. We put our years of experience to work to bring you the best Single-Estate teas, and blends beyond compare.

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As a lover of the Assamic cultivars, I have learned that they can make outstanding black, oolong, and pu’erh teas whether grown in Assam-India, Taiwan, Burma, or Yunnan-China. So the concept of a New World Assamica was intriguing to me. Well described by H&S, this Colombian Black had a great honey and malt nose during brewing and sipping, and a smooth, sweet aromatic flavor. The dry tea has an aroma of cocoa powder. Clearly Assamic, with low astringency, the large chop leaves took 4-5 minutes to steep Western syle, and produce a long-lasting aftertaste that keeps a smile on my face. This is a good quality tea produced on my side of the planet. I wonder what would result if they took some of the more mature leaves and processed them for a sheng, puer-style aged tea?!

Flavors: Cocoa, Honey, Malt

Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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