From this weekend, late Sunday.
I’ve been helping Shae and VariaTEA compile lists here and on instagram of Black owned tea companies, and in doing do I realized that the only one I could think of/had even knowingly purchased from was T by Daniel – I have since found a couple more companies that I was at least familiar with (even if I’d never bought from them) but just didn’t know the background of the owners.
I ordered from a new to me company, Hella Tea, earlier this week and I would like to continue to order from some of these new to me companies in the future.
In the meantime, I pulled out a couple of my T by Daniel blends to steep up and enjoy a little bit more actively and attentively. I really enjoyed my mug of this tea; it’s a great take on a Lady Londonderry profile, with a beautifully brisk lemon note accented against full bodied and just a little bit astringent black tea. The astringency actually works really well here, because it plays off the natural pithy-ness of the lemon, and offsets sweetness that could otherwise be cloying. Great on its own, but really well set up to be enjoyed with sugar or honey as well!