Edgar Allan Poe's Black Tea Blend
This dark, earthy blend evokes the damp tombs of Poe’s stories. While it is perhaps the most well known, The Cask of Amontillado is not Poe’s only story in which his fear of being buried alive becomes a major plot point. His vivid descriptions of “utter darkness among a quantity of loose earth” that “threaten[ed] to bury [him] entirely” offered a direction for our blend. It combines the earthy tones of Puerh black with the mellow smokiness of Lapsang and the slightest citrus hint of an Earl Grey. The dried beetroot turns the brewed tea a deep blood red.
Ingredients: Black teas, puerh tea, lapsang souchong tea, beetroot and bergamot oil.
Brew tea at 212º steep for 3 minutes.
4 Ounces of loose tea makes approximately 50 cups of tea.
Please note that the photo is shown for our 4oz tin. We are also offering this in a 4oz pkg size, which will come in one of our double lined bags labeled with the name of the tea.
A sampling of Poe’s works:
The Cask of Amontillado
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Masque of the Red Death
The TellTale Heart
Check with your local bookstore for more titles or for recommendations for further reading.
||My new favorite :-)
|Wow! The Edgar Allan Poe Literary Tea Blend is my new favorite! Very satisfying, and yes, the color is blood red! One sip and I feel transported to an evening in a Gothic library, with wind in the trees, rain on the roof, a roaring fire, silk wallpaper, velvet brocade drapes, and a cat to keep the ravens away.|
|- B Ford, NH|
||Beautiful Blood Red Tea!
|I purchased this loose tea while on vacation in Salem, Massachusetts. One of my favorite bookshops had this beautiful tea. I fell in love with the tin, and Earl Grey is one of my favorites. The smell of the loose tea before brew is amazing. The flavor is mild, yet full of flavor. I always add a bit of my Apple blossom honey, so my next cup I will try without it. The tea brews a deep blood red, which is exquisitely pleasing to look at. I will definitely purchase again.|
|- Lisa Taylor, MI|
|I was very put off by the smoky aroma, but I figured I should give it a chance. So glad I did! Did not taste as smoky as it smelled. A nice full bodied, earthy brew. So glad Ive learned to at least give new things a try.|
|- Anna C, WI|
|I didnt expect to like this tea because Earl Grey is not my favorite, but I was delightfully surprised.
This is a nice, robust tea with a good flavor.|