Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tea Review Tuesday - A Review of Atticus' The Grey Ghost Black Tea

Looking for some tea, coffee, or used books in Park City, Utah? Look no father than Atticus, a lovely spot along Lower Main Street. Our tea today comes from their shop and is an Earl Grey variant - yum! Atticus has added some vanilla and black currant to the standard Bergamot-enhanced black tea for a blend inspired by To Kill A Mockingbird.

We brewed a mug of this blend with twelve ounces of just-boiled water, a teaspoon and a half of tea, and four minutes. The hot water soaking into the leaves released delicious smells - vanilla and the citrus-y Bergamot combining in a sweet, tangy aroma that wafted pleasantly from the cup. Really, it was toned down quite a bit from the very, very intense smell of the lemon-y Bergamot on the dry leaves.

The flavors that wash over the tongue with each sip are smooth and very citrus-y. The vanilla provides a sweetness that is more background than anything else, a nice touch that probably increases the sweetness. The black currant puts some bite into the finish. While the fruit is not super noticeable, it definitely adds another dimension to the Earl Grey!

On my personal enjoyment scale, I would rate this tea a 5. I really enjoyed the additions that Atticus made to the base Earl Grey. However, this tea is rather special and can only be purchased from the Atticus Coffee, Books, & Teahouse in Park City, Utah. They have over seventy other loose leaf teas to try, too. For more information, visit the link below.

Photo credit to Built from Ink and Tea.
Atticus' The Grey Ghost is only available from their store in Park City, Utah. Visit their website, here.
This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.
You can read more about my Personal Enjoyment Scale, here.
Text is copyright 2016, Built from Ink and Tea.

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