Friday, December 16, 2022

Tea Review: Morning Light (Smith Teamaker)

Morning Light
Smith Teamaker
Type: Flavored Black
Origin: India, Sri Lanka
Product Description:
Awake to a festive gathering of delicious and highly sought-after teas, combining flavorful Ceylons, rich and caramelized North Indian Assams and high-grown Darjeeling teas with rosemary, black currant and a pinch of cassia. Whoa, tannenbaum.
Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 2.5 grams
Steeping Time: 2-5 minutes

The dry leaves are blended with rosemary, cassia, and black currant natural flavor.

The dark red liquor has a sweet and savory, spicy and nutty aroma.  The taste is mildly astringent, and spicy with notes that remind me of cooking spices and pine and a sweet and spicy finish.

The results were bold and moderately astringent when steeped for 5 minutes and I found that the slightly mellower results from a 2-3 minute steep where just about right for me and a lower temperature and/or even shorter steeping time should produce a flavorful yet less astringent cup of tea if that is your preference.  The aroma of the second infusion seemed to deepen with the spices becoming more pronounced and I was reminded of holiday spiced nuts. 

This tea was purchased by me.

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