This is one of my all-time favorite teas! It pairs perfectly with cold weather, a good book, and homemade scones. Its bold flavor and high caffeine content will wake you up without the accompanying jitters some endure after drinking a big cup of coffee. With its wonderful blend of assam and ceylon tea leaves, it’s like bacon for tea drinkers: You smell it, and you’re up!

Because this is a black tea, I brew it at boiling point (~200 F) and steep for 5 minutes. I caution against oversteeping since this tends to bolster a bitter aftertaste.

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Perfume, Thick

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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