Black Tea Blackened Heart
Our Black Tea Blackened Heart is a smooth heart-shaped dark tea with a touch of rose
Ingredients: Dark tea (fermented black tea), rose petals.
nut, gluten and dairy free
Caffeine level: ●●●
This tea may look cute and sweet, pressed into a heart shape. But it's anything but.
Savory notes of leather dominate, with a subtle touch of rose on the finish.
This is a dark tea, which is technically not a "black" tea, however dark tea is a bit of an unknown. Pu'erh is a subset of Dark tea. This tea was made and pressed in Yunnan province, China.
You can do a traditional steep of this tea, by rinsing it quickly first with hot water, and discarding, then steeping for 10-30 seconds at a time (or even longer).
We felt the true character of this tea was deep and dark, so steeping it for longer brings this out. You can certainly steep this for less time, experiment with what works for your tastebuds.
PERSONALITY: Old-school, but still romantic. Expect a box of convenience store chocolate on V-Day.
How to Prepare:
Mug (8oz water): 1 heart • 205º • Steep for 4 min.
Teapot: (8oz water): 1 heart • 205º • Steep for 4 min.
Resteep: 1 time for 4 min.
Covered teapots retain more heat, therefore the Teapot method requires less time for steeping.
Add more tea to your taste to make the tea richer or stronger, rather than leaving the tea to steep longer than directed.
Great as Iced Tea!
No Artificial Flavors.
No tea dust.
High quality ingredients.
I'm not a huge fan of rose as a scent because it tends to be overpowering to my nose, but I do like it in this tea! Each little heart has a lot of flavor - the rose is delicate, but holds its own against the deep flavor of the tea. And the scent is lovely - not overpowering at all. This is definitely a tea I'll come back to.
I got this tea in my February subscription box and instantly fell in love! The rose flavor is somehow delicate yet bold. Every time I have a cup, the word "sophisticated" comes to mind. And the heart shape is so adorable! I'll definitely be ordering another bag as soon as I finish the one I just bought!