We want to establish a tea processing workshop and start a tea self-determined co-op in which the farmers process their own tea. We will enable them to sell this tea in a fair and direct trade partnership to tea lovers like you.
I purchased the Kenyan Black tea through their crowd funding campaign to support the farmers. There are a few different varieties you can choose from, as well as some tea ware depending on the amount of money you choose to donate.
Opening the canister of tea I was greeted with a sweet, earthy scent. I knew right away this would be a good cup. This is a dark, rich black tea tea. After reading recommendations on steepster, I steeped this for 3 minutes for a perfect brew.
The aroma of the dry leaf is malty, with notes of barley, mushroom, fresh wood chips, and stone fruit.
The tea is super smooth and has a heavily malty flavor, along with hints of caramel, and cacao nibs. There is some astringency, and slight earthy sweetness like a sweet potato. The sweetness increases as it cools.
If you are looking for a new black tea, you can't do better than this fresh, strong tea while helping out a great cause. I wish the Justea team the best of luck with their world-changing endeavors. I will definitely be buying more of this tea in the future.