Mountain Organic Indonesian Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Organic Black Tea
Astringent, Bitter, Brown Toast, Jam, Malt, Red Fruits, Sweet, Tangy, Toasty, Cacao, Caramel, Honey, Oak wood, Stonefruits, Cocoa, Wood, Hay, Cedar, Floral, Baked Bread, Creamy, Dried Fruit, Grain, Mineral, Molasses, Butter, Cake, Green, Milk, Roasted, Raisins, Chocolate, Earth
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Edit tea info Last updated by Jason
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 4 g 10 oz / 291 ml

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  • “OK, let’s be honest. The first thing I did after opening the envelope was put the sailboat together. Who doesn’t love a cool cork sailboat? It is now proudly displayed but not in a bottle because I...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’ve been drinking a bit of this since Christmas but never got around to reviewing it. This was part of my Black Friday hoard, I got one of each tea to try and ended up doubling up on this one as...” Read full tasting note
  • “This tea is really really good! So many awesome things going on – first off, really attractive packaging. Mountain Organic Indonesian Black also smells fantastic while being steeped – the smell...” Read full tasting note
  • “Thank you for the free samples, Tea At Sea! I also love the little paper/cork/toothpick sail boat that came with the samples. It’s sitting on my shelf right now. Usually I don’t love Indonesian...” Read full tasting note

From Tea At Sea

Organic grown in the Halimun Mountains of Indonesia at 800m above Sea-Level. Treated with natural spring water and fresh mountain air. The fully oxidized tea leaves have a complex smoky aroma with a rich, smooth, malty taste of deep forest including hints of cedar. Steep at 100°C.and watch how the leaves slowly unfold to extract their natural flavour. Enjoy!

Steep 1.5 – 2 tsp for 5-8 min or until the leaves are fully unfolded.

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59 tasting notes

Honestly, I’m kind of running out of things to say – I just really like black tea, and there was nothing particularly disagreeable about this one. I really appreciate the sample from Tea at Sea, all of my interaction with them has been incredible.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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17 tasting notes

I just received my samples last night and thanks to another snow day I can sit and enjoy this WOW this is really different! In a good way! I steeped at 208 for 3 min I am not good at describing tea specially for a tea with this much uniqueness I taste some fruity notes I would say it is brisk but no astringency at all . I believe this good be really good iced. I will test that out. But I am not sure I want to stop drinking this hot it is that good! I am going to try a second steep sure hope i get as much flavor! This is a must have in my cupboard I will be placing an order very soon! Probably today since I am snowed in!

5 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

Second steep ….. I am excited just as good! Yeah! I steeped at 208 for 4 min. The wet leaves are still firm and I would say wire like I do think I can get a 3rd steep out of this. From what I can tell this is a good high quality tea and even better organic


The 3rd steep just didn’t really do much for me At first it was really fruity sweet but once it cooled it just kinda want flat for me.

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572 tasting notes

Realized after trying this tea that I’ve never been much of a straight black tea drinker. Nothing against them, I just prefer flavored black teas it appears. As far as this tea goes; it’s pretty solid. Though I’m tasting some weird things…. like mac and cheese. My it’s because I’m pregnant. Or maybe the cedar notes reminds me of mac and cheese? Odd. I suggest trying it when it’s cooled off a bit when its hot I don’t find the flavor very appealing.

Flavors: Cedar

4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

Hm, that’s interesting. I recently got my samples in the mail, so I’ll have to see if I taste that, too!

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10 tasting notes

This is some seriously tasty tea! I brewed up a pot to sip this afternoon and it was gone very quickly. It has a nice smooth taste and just really makes a delicious cup of tea.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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9 tasting notes

Very satisfied with the quality of this black tea, I have now found my distributor for organically grown, high quality teas. I have only tried their Oolong and this Black, but will be sure to try all their organic ones as soon as my cupboard needs some replenishment! I can’t wait to try their Green! I should mention that my girlfriend flipped out when she saw the packaging and the little sailboat! She’s not a big tea drinker, but she really wanted some of this!

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10 tasting notes

Best Organic Black Tea I have ever drank.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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3 tasting notes

I am not a big Black tea fan. But after trying the free samples, it impressed me and changed my view towards Black tea. This is the best Black tea I have tried so far. I think I am going to stay with this one!

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239 tasting notes

Catching up on some tasting notes, so I’m not going to be too loquacious…

The brew is toasty like hot brown bread and the jam of some kind of red fruit. I can’t really put my finger on what kind, but it adds brightness to an otherwise dark tea. This is a sweet, tangy, and malty tea—very enjoyable!

There is a very light bitterness and astringency as well.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Brown Toast, Jam, Malt, Red Fruits, Sweet, Tangy, Toasty

Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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503 tasting notes

This was my morning starter. I had actually forgotten that I had this. I opened my tea cupboard and this jumped out at me, so I guess it was a sign to brew it. The dry leaf consists of a dark oolong look alike. They are small rounded balls of ebony and crimson. They carried a strong aroma of cacao. I brewed these guys up in my tetsubin. The liquor came out as dark copper. The flavor is amazing. It starts a sweet and warm honey tone and then grows into a malty wood flavor. This brew had undertones of caramel and baked bread. I really, really liked this tea. I love how it looks like an oolong, but it’s a nice black tea instead. The scent is what had me hooked.

Flavors: Cacao, Caramel, Honey, Oak wood

Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 5 g 20 OZ / 591 ML

sounds lovely!


It didn’t do too well the second steeping, but it was an amazing brew :)

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Super Sunday Sipdown! February 2015

I really love the thought that Tea at Sea puts into their packaging. Everything from the cute cork sailboat to the resealable printed samples. There is no guess as to what company this tea is from!

I got a trio of Indonesian tea samples. There was a black, a green and an oolong. All these teas had one other thing in common. I looked at them all and was surprised that all of them are rolled on one way or another. The Indonesian black looks almost like a gunpowder, there are broken leaves as well as teeny tiny rolled leaves,

The steeped leaf leaves behind a thick, malty infusion that has a stone fruit and honey taste. It gets lighter in body and sweeter with the honey-ness with each steep.

I was happily surprised by how much I liked this! It’s a great breakfast tea. I steeped this tea in my porcelain-lined travel tumbler (275ml) three times in near boiling water. I used the whole 5g sample.

Woohoo! This makes me excited to try the other two Indonesian teas!

Flavors: Honey, Malt, Stonefruits

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 5 g

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