Harmutty Special Summer Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Dates, Honey, Malt, Wood
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 6 g 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “Dried leaves are broken and slightly tippy. Brewed with spring water—4 minutes at near boiling. The liquor is a bright reddish-brown. I picked up strong flavors of dates and malt with a woody and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Tea has aroma of juicy, rich dates. Flavour is slightly astringent, not good to drink on its own. Tastes a bit better with milk, but even better with sugar. Brewed at 191˚F for 4 minutes.” Read full tasting note
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This tea comes from Harmutty, a garden planted in 1870 by Major Gibb. It’s reputed for its orthodox second flush and this season’s offering does much to keep up its reputation. With large leaves, plenty of golden tips, this summer black tea is wonderfully malty.

LIQUOR
AROMA
Subtle sweetness resembling honey, fruit, wood, hints of herb

APPEARANCE
Dark Amber

TASTE
The liquor starts with notes of wood and slight sweetness. Feeble astringency that fades, mellow yet, medium-bodied. Notes of honey and malt are noticeable.

COMPLEMENTS
Buttered toast, waffles

STEEPING NOTES
6 fl oz
185F -194F
1.5 tsp / 0.09 oz
4 mins

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101 tasting notes

Dried leaves are broken and slightly tippy.

Brewed with spring water—4 minutes at near boiling.

The liquor is a bright reddish-brown. I picked up strong flavors of dates and malt with a woody and clover honey undertone, but very little astringency and no bread/toast, which surprised me for an Assam tea. This isn’t as heavy as other Assams, either, so this can be enjoyed throughout the day—not just a breakfast tea.

This is certainly an enjoyable tea that is a welcome addition to my cupboard.

Date of “Packing” (unsure about picking): May, 2021

Flavors: Dates, Honey, Malt, Wood

Preparation
6 g 16 OZ / 473 ML
gmathis

What a treat! I’ve rarely had the opportunity to enjoy a bunch of leaves that fresh.

teepland

gmathis: I made a mistake when I wrote the original post (I’ve edited it now). I read the bag incorrectly and thought it listed “date of picking” as May, 2021 — it actually merely said “date of packing” was in May. So, I actually have no idea when this was picked! :/ I checked the other Teabox tea that I reviewed last week and it noted the same thing: date of “packing” instead of “picking”. Since packing is quite a different step than picking, I made sure to edit the posts to list this appropriately.

gmathis

Considering that most of my current pantry stash is older than a couple of my cats, I’ll bet you’ve still got me trumped on freshness ;)

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218 tasting notes

Tea has aroma of juicy, rich dates.

Flavour is slightly astringent, not good to drink on its own. Tastes a bit better with milk, but even better with sugar.

Brewed at 191˚F for 4 minutes.

Flavors: Dates

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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