REVIEW: Postcard Teas – Family Tea

Postcard Teas - Family Tea

Tea: Black tea from the southern Indian state of Kerala. Grown by a co-operative of 160 family farms
Purchased at: Postcard Teas in London
Retail price: £2.50 for 50 gram refill pouch / £5.50 for 50 gram caddy
Link to Family Tea on Postcard Teas website

Dry leaf:
– Well sorted, with nice full leaves
– Aromatic dry leaf, which indicates how fresh the tea is

Brewed tea:
– A light, copper-coloured liquor
– The aroma of the liquor is not too bold, but intriguing
– Wonderful spicy flavour that bites the back of your tongue
– The liquor coats your mouth and leaves a pleasant aftertaste
– The tea has low astringency and is smooth

My tips and conclusions:
– What makes this tea great is that it is very versatile tea – it is equally delicious with or without milk
– If you take it without milk, I would suggest a brewing time of 3.5 to 4 minutes; try 5 minutes if you intend to add milk
– Don’t be stingy when adding tea to the pot. It is a very light tea, and you need to use a generous amount and be patient while it steeps

My score:
4.25/5

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About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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