Tawantin Black Tea

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Black Tea
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Black Tea Leaves
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Caffeine
High
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  • “Gift from ashmanra. A blend of black teas with purple corn in a sachet. Brewed in 8oz at 205F for 4 minutes. It was death, the blackest black I’d ever seen. I drank it anyway. Dense malt with...” Read full tasting note
  • “Backlog: A very robust black tea – lots of gusto to this one. This is one that can give your day an energizing boost. The black tea base is comprised of three different teas, although the website...” Read full tasting note
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From Inca Tea

We thought long and hard about how to make a black tea as unique yet as strong as the Incan Empire and what we came up with was Tawantin Black Tea. The Inca referred to their empire as Tawantinsuyu, “four parts together.” In Quechua, the term Tawantin is a group of four things (tawa, meaning “four”, with the suffix -ntin which names a group) This blend is a robust combination of 3 quality black tea leaves and purple corn.

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Gift from ashmanra.

A blend of black teas with purple corn in a sachet.

Brewed in 8oz at 205F for 4 minutes.

It was death, the blackest black I’d ever seen. I drank it anyway. Dense malt with some cocoa, a little spicy, hints of purple corn, bitter, metallic. STRONK. I was like why tf does this taste way overbrewed? It’s full leaf tea not fannings. I turned my head toward the sachet sitting on the lid to my cup and was like OH. It was almost bursting at the seems with leaf. Enough for a large pot, too much for a mere cup. But there was no turning back. I had written my fate in the devil’s ink. What laid in store was hours of misery as I battled caffeine sickness.

Dummy got owned by some frilly sounding word for teabag.

Mastress Alita

Sometimes we need a STRONK cup to test us.

ashmanra

You made me snort laugh! It was MOST unladylike!

Stronk is now added to my vocabulary! But I am so sorry you got beaten up by the tea.

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Backlog:

A very robust black tea – lots of gusto to this one. This is one that can give your day an energizing boost. The black tea base is comprised of three different teas, although the website for Inca Tea did not indicate which teas are used. I suspect that there is an Assam in there because of the rich, malty tones and the hint of bitter. It has a very round taste to it. It’s a really pleasing, satisfying tea.

The purple corn doesn’t add a really strong flavor to the cup, but I can taste notes of ‘grain’ that I attribute to the corn and I like the way these flavors play with the notes of malt.

A really enjoyable cup. It’s a tea I’d recommend if for no other reason than the fact that it’s different (purple corn!) and I’d love to find out what others think of it.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/09/23/tawantin-black-tea-from-inca-tea/

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