Season's Pick Colombian Leafy Black Tea Organic

5 star average rating
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The very bold, twisted leaves of this black tea offering from Colombia yield a dark amber copper liquor with an inviting toasty aroma. The rich, full-bodied cup is very smooth with a cocoa mouth feel. A hint of caramelized sugar and whisper of spice linger in the finish.

Steeping Suggestions

Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 4-5 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)
Season's Pick Colombian Leafy Black Tea Organic Reviews
5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 20 reviews)

  • Not smooth.
  • 2 star rating
  • MATT – MI – March 17, 2020
  • This cup of tea is tangy, medium bitterness, medium dryness/tannins, with fishy notes. Not smooth or caramel notes as in the description. If I was blind tasting, I would have thought it was a Japanese dark green tea from the tastes.
  • Glad to see this on the market again
  • 5 star rating
  • Kerry – CA – February 22, 2020
  • I have has Columbia black tea several years ago. The supply dried up when US support for the Tea project to replace coca growing. I like this tea very much. It is my most used tea
  • My Roasty, Toasty, Delectable new favorite!
  • 5 star rating
  • Sherry – AK – September 29, 2019
  • The description by UPTON is spot on! So far each cup I've brewed has had slight but delicious variations due to the leaf structure. The flavors are enhanced with slight cooling. I get cacao, a lightly earthy and sweet spice, honey stewed fruit, then a long finish of the little crispy caramelized bits of roasted sweet potatoes. Just Yum
  • This is now my morning cup
  • 5 star rating
  • Michael – MA – September 19, 2019
  • I have been looking for a black tea that can be brisk but balanced and complex. I do not use milk or sweeteners. I have found it in this tea, which I have been enjoying for months now. It is delightful and never boring. I look forward to a cup in the morning like I have never looked forward to a cup before.
  • Very enjoyable
  • 5 star rating
  • Justin – NJ – May 23, 2019
  • I got this tea for a friend who is more of a coffee drinker and it was a perfect transitional tea for him. Nice and weighty, with a full body, but with some delicate flavors of cocoa, caramel, and dark fruit to find if you're looking for them. A great morning cup and from an area that I usually only associate with coffee.
  • My all-time favorite tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Kris – PA – March 20, 2019
  • I was intrigued to see teas from Colombia and have tried all that Upton has offered so far. This is by far my all-time favorite black tea. It's delicious, smooth, and never bitter, even when I brew it for too long from time to time. I like it in the morning with sugar and some coconut or oat milk, but that's how I prefer all black teas.
  • Best unflavored black tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Jesse – CO – January 08, 2019
  • This is a beautiful tea. I love it for no-nonsense work mornings.
  • Great aroma, greater taste
  • 5 star rating
  • eleanor – MS – September 02, 2018
  • This Colombian tea was a great surprise. My tea-loving preferences, even after more than 75 years, still are not complicated but this is one to add to my list of favorites. It is smooth. It is deep. It is appealing. What else have I been missing all these years?
  • smooth and not bitter
  • 5 star rating
  • Karen – MD – June 15, 2018
  • I love this tea! It has a smooth, strong flavor that is not bitter and has undertones of chocolate
  • Mmmmmmmmm!!!
  • 5 star rating
  • Vickie – OH – May 29, 2018
  • I received an unexpected free sample of this with my last order, and I must give it a wholehearted 5! I was not expecting it to be as good as several of the most highly rated 2nd flush flavorful teas I have had the pleasure to know. However, my love of rich, malty, smooth, good to the last drop teas just made room for a new comer. Thanks Upton!
  • Fresh, with great tea essential oils
  • 4 star rating
  • Robin – IL – April 22, 2018
  • Finally, what I call a "fresh" tea. It doesn't seem dry and dusty like it's been in the attic for a decade. It's full of what to me are the "essential oils" of the tea leaf. What a delight. And it's not too expensive if you make your own custom blend, which I do with my selection of Assams. Yeah!
  • Surprisingly Good
  • 5 star rating
  • Jerry – LA – April 11, 2018
  • I wasn't sure what to expect from this new offering, but I find it remarkably agreeable. It has an enticing floral aroma which reminds me of oolongs such as tungting. Well done Upton!
  • Truly Lovely Tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Theodore – WA – April 02, 2018
  • I normally prefer Assams, but this tea is absolutely wonderful. I had no idea what to expect from a Colombian tea, turns out that the flavor isn't particularly exotic or distinctive - it's just a really lovely cup of tea. Extraordinarily flavorful with a rich sweetness. Pricey, but I would highly recommend giving it a try - I'm a total convert.
  • New Tea Choice
  • 5 star rating
  • jonathan – MA – April 01, 2018
  • This has become one of our new favorites for the morning. The story was interesting so we got some to try. Just placed our second order. A beautiful leaf. I would describe it as a combination of the maltiness of a Assam and the chocolate overtones of a Keemun but lighter than both. Very pleasant to drink.
  • Impressive and different!
  • 5 star rating
  • Rain – KY – March 15, 2018
  • Wow, what a fine surprise! Imagine an excellent, crisp, bright but smooth Ceylon with substance and color, and then layer a subtle bit of dark cocoa over it and top w/a VERY pleasant and unusual roasted-just-this-side-of-burnt sugarcane note. A bit too pricey for me, but I may have to save up! Best hot but good iced. I used no milk or sugar.
  • An Amazing Find
  • 5 star rating
  • Martin – CO – March 09, 2018
  • A hearty thanx for exploring the world for new teas! An amazingly rich and full tea. For a tea this strong, it is surprisingly smooth. The caramelized sugar is really nice and stronger than just a hint. Needs a lot less sugar than you’d expect. You can definitely brew it up 10%-15% stronger than the Tea Scales standard.
  • 5 star rating
  • Stephen – CA – March 04, 2018
  • Bold, smooth and just outright wonderful. I've never had a tea like it. It's my new cup of (morning) tea.
  • Wow
  • 5 star rating
  • Jeffrey – PA – March 01, 2018
  • Something truly new from the new world. Wonderful taste, very fresh, floral aroma. The only tea similar to this is something from Ceylon. Don't be afraid to use extra, esp. if you want a stronger cup. Although it can stand a little sugar &/or cream, I truly liked it best plain.
  • Wonderful
  • 5 star rating
  • William – AR – February 27, 2018
  • Upton was kind enough to provide a sample of this wonderful tea with our last order. This unique tea is capable of standing on it's own without trying to favorably compare it to anything else. It has changed the way I think about tea forever, and converted me utterly. Simply marvelous!
  • Flavorful, but Unremarkable
  • 2 star rating
  • James – MD – February 24, 2018
  • I found this tea to be flavorful, but really unremarkable. There are any number of teas with a more distinctive character at a MUCH lower price. Had the price not been so high, I would have rated this three stars, but the price forces me to drop it to two stars.
Season's Pick Colombian Leafy Black Tea Organic Review

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