We don’t just get wine and whiskey here at Drinkhacker. Sometimes we get (and drink) tea.
Here are two new varieties from the pros at Samovar, both in closeable bags (not a fan).
Samovar Tea Blood Orange Pu-erh – Pu-erh is named for a shopping area in Yunnan Province, China and it encompasses a variety of tea types, both raw and cooked. This Pu-erh is quite citrus in tone. The tea flavor is mild and pleasant with woodsy overtones, and the orange (and grapefruit) oil leaves a moderately lingering finish. Refreshing and summery, and not at all pungent. B+ / $18 (100g box)
Samovar Tea Nocturnal Bliss (pictured) – An herbal blend featuring all-organic ingredients including rooibos, lemon myrtle, lavender, cornflower, and stevia. Very pretty! Lemon is big here, overpowering the floral notes of the tea, which come off more in line with a Ricola cough drop. For an herbal tea, it’s awfully earthy. Needs sweetness to balance it out. B- / $18 (100g box)
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