Black Tea for Someone Who Hates Black Tea

Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

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Nov 11th 18 4:55 am
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Black Tea for Someone Who Hates Black Tea

by MagicMirror4 » Nov 11th 18 4:55 am

I've never liked black tea. It's bitter and the taste sits on the back of my tongue. Earl Grey and English Breakfast particularly. The issue is, the blends that I would like to get often have black tea. Is there something that I'm doing wrong, or is there a specific type that I should try?

Also any recommendations for jasmine and chai (I actually dislike sweet teas, is there a way for it to not be so sweet)?

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Re: Black Tea for Someone Who Hates Black Tea

by AndrewGC » Apr 5th 19 7:02 pm

Hey MagicMirror4!

Was looking through some posts and saw that no one has responded :cry:

We can definitely help! Firstly, you might try brewing for shorter periods of time. A lighter brew won't have that very tannic quality in black teas that you don't like.

You might have better luck with some black teas which contain more buds, like Golden Spring, or Golden Monkey. Or even a nice Darjeeling. These tend to be lighter in style that the darker and more oxidized Ceylon or Keemun teas in a breakfast or Earl Grey.

At Adagio, our Jasmine and Chai teas are not sweetened in any way. Where have you had Chai teas which were sweeter? Often times when you order Chai in a coffee shop its actually super-sugary syrup. A nice clean Chai should be spicy!

Hope this helps a little and gives you some options to try!
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Re: Black Tea for Someone Who Hates Black Tea

by machastudio » Apr 30th 19 1:58 am

I think there's an issue with your steeping time with your black tea. Like what Andrew said, you have to brew your tea for a short period of time to avoid more tannin that gives your tea a more astringent and bitter taste. If it's too strong try pouring some milk if only you would prefer.