Organic Black Tea - Organic - Fair Trade

60
Percentile
3 ratings
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Brand:Equal Exchange
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Organic Black Tea

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 16, 2018

Commercial Description

You're different. You take your tea strong, and you take it seriously. Enigmatic in its simplicity, this bold signature brew was made for you.

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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(125 reviews) on

The dry tea in the bags is finely chopped and smells strong and malty, like most grocery store Assam blends.

I steeped it for four minutes in boiling water and the brewed tea is more complex than I expected. The strong malt flavor has chocolate and molasses notes that set it apart from other Assam blends. It's moderately astringent, but has a very light bitterness. It doesn't have quite the depth that I've found in some loose Assam teas, but this tea is at least as good as any grocery store black tea blend.

At around $4 for a 20-count box, Equal Exchange teas are slightly more expensive than grocery store teas, but still competitive. The quality is good for the price and Equal Exchange teas are Fair Trade.
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Reviewer pic75 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
(21 reviews) on

Found this at the Sacramento Natural Foods Coop when looking for an alternative to the tea at my motel. I really like this tea. I brewed for 5 minutes and it has a slightly sweet flavor. I didn't detect any bitterness or astringency to it. It's very smooth. At a little more than $3 for 20 bags it seems like a good deal.
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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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Quite good for a flat tea bag.

Brews up a very dark, opaque liquor. Malty aroma, a lot like an Assam or Irish Breakfast blend. Bold flavor, moderate astringency but still smoother than average for a tea bag of this strength.

I only steeped once, just under 3 minutes, and it produced good results. The tea was strong enough, but not too bitter...I get the sense that this tea would be easy to brew, i.e. would probably taste better with either a longer or shorter steeping.

Better than I expected, although still not up to the level of this brand's (pricier) pyramid sachets filled with loose-leaf tea. Good price too, for an organic and fair trade certified product.
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