Dead Man's Chest ☠
Wild cannon fire, sinking treasure, and the colliding of steel blades, this black tea has the sweetness of aged rum, until the water hits it, releasing the aroma of singed, wooden treasure chests. Cracking open this tin immediately puts you onboard a merchant ship during a pirate raid. The aromas of prized sweet spices peeking through the thick smoke of scorched timber and black powder.
From BHBlender Angela B. "Yo Ho Ho and a Pot of Tea I am so grateful to taste test the new Dead Men's Chest tea from Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends. When you first open the tin, the smell of the Boardwalk in Summer smacks you in the face with the sticky sweetness of a dropped cherry lollipop melting in the August sun. There are hints of salt water taffy and freshly baked waffle cones. Stick a spoon in the inky black tea, so rich it almost looks oiled, and you realize you have just dipped into the sticky sweet molasses at the bottom of a barrel of rum. Add hot water and this is where the spell begins. Incredibly sweet summer days turn to fall nights as dark sweet cherry and heavy oak creep up and swirl like incense at the opening of ritual. Both tastes play tag in a tantalizing back and forth on the tongue, like a sword duel between Anne Bonny and Haitian raiders. I hope piracy prevails and Amy keeps blending this tea. Drink up me hearties Yo Ho!"
Tasting Notes: This is tea has a hint of pine smoke layered over almond and cherry notes. The lingering flavor in the back of your nose is a hint of artisan honey warmed by the summer sun.
Suggested Brewing Time and Temperature: This black tea brews best between 210 degrees for 5 minutes.
Presented in a 6 fl oz tin roughly 14-15 cups of tea. Presented in a 16 fl oz tin, roughly 40 cups of tea depending on preparation strength. Remember, don't try to make your tea stronger by steeping it longer, it'll get a bitter taste. Instead, increase the amount of tea you're using. Don't worry, you can always re-steep the leaves. The general rule is a heaping teaspoon for each teacup you’re brewing. If you’re using a larger mug, increase the tea too.
"It's sunken treasure chest and a perfectly preserved bottle of rum all in one!" Michael K.
"I can smell as the ship splinters into the waves." Chris P.