While at The Tea Centre at Macquarie Shopping Centre in North Ryde, Australia I bought some Australian Daintree Tea along with some Vietnam High Mountain Oolong Tea.
The tea plantation is near the Daintree National Park which is a part of the oldest surviving tropical rainforest in the world. In the picture above you can also see that the Great Barrier Reef is just off the coast.
The tea had a nice aroma and a reddish color. The tea had a full taste and was surprisingly smooth for a black tea. It was as smooth as some of my oolong teas. The taste is a bit earthy with just a hint of vanilla.
They had brewed a sample for me at The Tea Centre, however tonight it tasted better than what I remember from the sample. Perhaps it is because of the brewing method. The sample was served to me in a paper cup and I think perhaps this had an effect on the flavor development as it cooled. Perhaps I would have bought a larger amount if it tasted the same then 🙂
It is interesting that this is a pure black tea and not a blend. In fact Daintree is often added to other teas to boost flavor.
I saw some other teas in the supermarkets that were marked as Australian teas, but they simply had a bit of Daintree in the blend. It was nice to find a true 100% Australian tea.
Have you tried Daintree tea?