Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tea Review: BOPSM (Mana Organics)

Mana Organics
Type: Black (CTC)
Origin: India, Assam, Chota Tingrai Estate
Product Description: Not provided.

Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of wheat, sugar, malt, and grapes.

The deep red infusion has an aroma of baked squash, malt, and fruit.  The taste is moderately astringent, especially toward the back of the palate, with a long dry finish.

As is expected with a CTC tea, the astringency is moderately high and the full flavor comes out in the first cup.  It's designed to hold up well with milk and it does just that, producing a nutty, brown bread-like flavor that wasn't apparent without milk.  A second steeping isn't recommended, though it does produce an equally deep red liquor and a delicious aroma.  The taste of a second infusion is very astringent and might only be approachable with milk.

This tea was provided as a free sample without guarantee of a review.

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