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Black Tea
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Flavors
Astringent, Bitter, Cocoa, Malt, Thick
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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Sometimes I feel like I need a strong cup of black tea to cleanse my palate, just like any “normal” person would need a glass of water. I am much more a lover of straight black teas than I am of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Welcome to day 5 of little terri’s Ultimate Sipdown Extravaganza! I managed to polish off 20 teas in the first 4 days! This morning I started off with this CTC, so finely chopped that it looks like...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is one I took a sample of out of the GCTTB. I’m not sure what I did wrong with this. 1 tsp, less than boiling water, 2 minute steep = undrinkable. Strong, bitter, like coffee that’s been...” Read full tasting note
  • “Malty, bold, thick, dark, smooth. A touch of cocoa, a touch of astringency and bitterness on the finish. All in all pretty good, and not as generic as I was anticipating for a CTC tea.” Read full tasting note
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From Metropolitan Tea Company

Product Description: Although Kambaa is quite a young factory when compared to heritage production facilities in China or India, Kambaa’s tea output ranks among the best in the world. Kambaa was commissioned in 1974 to serve as a manufacturing facility for thousands of small hold tea farmers in Kenya’s Kiambu District. All told there are more than 5400 tea farmers supplying Kambaa with fresh leaf. A classic february production Kenya. Very malty flavor that has light hints of currant. With milk the cup is bright golden and inviting.

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871 tasting notes

Sometimes I feel like I need a strong cup of black tea to cleanse my palate, just like any “normal” person would need a glass of water. I am much more a lover of straight black teas than I am of flavoured teas, although I do like flavoured teas. I am trying to trim down my cupboard before I order any more tea. So that has left me with a lot of flavoured teas to drink. So today, after drinking a lot of flavoured teas, I felt like I just needed something “normal”. Ha ha. The only problem was I couldn’t decide what I wanted. I found this in my cupboard a few days ago. I thought it was long gone. I am excited to still have some but I know it has been in my cupboard for a long time.

This one is smooth, there is a little bit of astringency in the aftertaste, which I do not remember being there before. It is sweet, without having added anything to it. It is malty and thick. I feel like I am getting notes of dark plums and a bit of cocoa beans. Its delicious and hitting the right spot.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Sil

i am with you on that one! I’m working on getting my cupboard down to a much smaller volume and then just bringing in samples of flavoured teas for when the mood strikes me

Terri HarpLady

Yum! This one sounds delicious

Lala

This was one of the first black teas I fell in love with. Terri, I can send you a sample if you like.

Terri HarpLady

I’d love that! Of course, I’ll be glad to reciprocate!

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3294 tasting notes

Welcome to day 5 of little terri’s Ultimate Sipdown Extravaganza!
I managed to polish off 20 teas in the first 4 days!
This morning I started off with this CTC, so finely chopped that it looks like coffee grounds! I over-teaed the cup just a little, so it was potent enough to warrant the addition of stevia & almond milk, something I don’t do often these days, but nice on occasion.
Thanks to Lala for this generous sample. This sipdown brings me to 380 teas to go!

Megan

20 Teas! That’s impressive!

ohfancythat

With a number like 380 I can understand the need for a sipdown extravaganza :)
So far so good!

Terri HarpLady

I’m not sure how far I’ll get my numbers down, expecially since the BBBBox is headed my way, along with an order of samples from Life in Teacup. I’ve also been on the fence for days now over ordering several of the 2014 black tea offerings from Yunnan Sourcing. No order placed…yet!

Cavocorax

Woohoo! Great start. I can see your careful planning is paying off.

mrmopar

Terri do you want to come and help me get my cupboard under control?

Terri HarpLady

MrM, I’ll send Ms Theresa your way ;)

Terri HarpLady

Cavo, to be quite honest, I didn’t really do that much planning…not as much as I had planned to do…lol…I’m really just sort of flying by the seat of my pants, pretty much as I do in all things!

Terri HarpLady

But I am also trying to go for a little variety, otherwise I’ll drink up all of the black sipdowns in one day :)

mrmopar

I hear ya!

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1040 tasting notes

This is one I took a sample of out of the GCTTB.

I’m not sure what I did wrong with this.
1 tsp, less than boiling water, 2 minute steep = undrinkable. Strong, bitter, like coffee that’s been sitting for two days. It’s also gritty, lots of “dust” made it through my basket. Dump.
Second steep – better but not much. Nope I don’t like this one. Drank about half that cup. I’m really glad I only took a couple of tsp of this out of the box. I hope others have better luck with it than I did.

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894 tasting notes

Malty, bold, thick, dark, smooth. A touch of cocoa, a touch of astringency and bitterness on the finish. All in all pretty good, and not as generic as I was anticipating for a CTC tea.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Cocoa, Malt, Thick

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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