I’m always on the hunt for another good morning black tea, hopefully with at least a hint of Yunnan or Keemun with a price that doesn’t break the bank. This Harney & Sons Malachi McCormick’s Blend seemed to fit the bill.
The short brown unbrewed leaves have a subtle aroma of chocolate, Assam, and Keemun. I steeped them for five minutes at 212 degrees.
The brewed liquid had an odor of honey and chocolate. The flavor definitely contained chocolate undertones without familiar sweetness. However, this was compensated for with sweeter honey accents. Both Keemun and Assam notes were recognizable and blended quite well.
The overall taste was smooth without astringency. The aftertaste was also gentle without lingering bitterness.
This is a delicious tea that I intend to add to my morning rotation. It’s not overpowering for sleepy tastebuds and it would be just as amiable in the afternoon. Taking a chance on an unfamiliar blend really paid off for me this time!
Flavors: Chocolate, Honey