Azores Shade-Grown Orange Pekoe 'Ponta Branca' Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Creamy, Hay, Malt, Musty, Smooth, Vegetal
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Good morning Steepster! Gah, I don’t even know what to do with myself with all of these new teas to try. I have so many black teas to choose from in particular. Oh well, gotta start somewhere! I...” Read full tasting note
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Azores Shade-Grown Orange Pekoe is a unique tea with an equally complex taste; a light and smooth start with a brisk full finish.

Grown in shade at the highest point of the mountain where it is only picked at the foggiest time of the year between late June and early July. These unique conditions have produced a wonderful and complex premium black tea which is unlike any other we have tried before. It is certainly not to be missed.

We are proud to source all our teas from The Azores direct from Gorreana Tea Estate, famed for being Europe’s oldest tea estate having been setup in 1883. Gorreana Tea Estate are dedicated to producing premium quality loose leaf tea without the use of any pesticides or chemicals.

Tasting Notes:
- Complex tea
- Light Smooth start followed by a brisk finish with tangy notes

Origin: Gorreana Tea Estate, Sao Miguel Island, The Azores

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Good morning Steepster! Gah, I don’t even know what to do with myself with all of these new teas to try. I have so many black teas to choose from in particular. Oh well, gotta start somewhere! I thought this would be a good first tea of the day because it mentions briskness on the package. The leaves vary a lot in size, and there are pieces of stem as well. In the package, the tea smells somewhat spicy and malty. If I dump some tea into my hand to smell, it smells more mellow and sweet. Odd!

This is one of those teas that just doesn’t have much aroma. And that’s no fault of it’s own, it’s just the way it is. Whoa, this is an interesting one. At first taste, it seems very musty and hay-like. But it becomes creamier and maltier as the sip progresses. The flavor is actually really light and not brisk at all. There’s also a somewhat vegetal flavor, I think? It’s odd, the flavor disappears before I have much time to think about it, leaving just a light malty aftertaste.

Flavors: Creamy, Hay, Malt, Musty, Smooth, Vegetal

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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