Although not the subject of today’s review, I’ve been drinking Hojicha, a deliciously roasted bancha. In actuality, I’ve been drinking a lot of tea, just not writing about it. Sometimes, it is wonderful to sip a cup of tea simply for pleasure. To allow the warmth of the cup to warm my hands. The steam of the brew to tickle my nose. The smoothness of the liquor to soothe my throat, while being stimulated by the amazing flavor.
Nevertheless, today’s review will focus on Euphoric…
Composition: 2nd Flush, single-estate black tea from Darjeeling, India.
Dry Visual: Dark brown almost black broken tea leaves with bits of red and green leaves. Stems and some tips are present. Thanks Earthbound Tea for the picture.
Dry Aroma: An earthy, somewhat woodsy aroma.
Flavor: I found Euphoric to be a very flavorful tea from beginning to end. The flavor profile combined a maltiness in the middle with a fruity finish. The first thing that came to mind was berries – blueberries, blackberries, etc.
Initially, I began my tasting of Euphoric pure – with no sweetener added. As typical of Darjeeling teas, I found Euphoric to be astringent. During a later tasting, I added just a little sweetener to round the flavor, however one could easily add milk as well. Euphoric is robust enough to stand up to milk. Finally, I drank Euphoric again cold and decided, I would love it as an iced tea.
Liquor: A dark amber hue.
Brewing Time: The recommended steeping time for Euphoric is 3 – 4 minutes in 212 degree water. I steeped for 4 minutes as recommended.
Manufacturer: Earthbound Tea
If you have had the pleasure of enjoying a cup of Euphoric, please stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!