Review: Capital Teas Talk of the Town

Capital Teas was kind enough to send us samples of their teas to review.* Thank you!

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Overall Rating:
Taste: 4 of 5 leaves: Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

Abby says:

Temperature: @200 (@ boiling point)
Steeped: 3.5 minutes
Served: Nothing added

As this tea steeps it starts to smell more and more lovely. Talk of the Town is a blend of Sri Lankan Black Tea, Rooibos, orange, spices, black pepper, vanilla, hawthorn leaves, white peppercorns. This intricate combination becomes more aromatic as the tea steeps. AND it tastes pretty darn good too! It has enough depth to keep it things interesting, yet is simple enough to drink all day. Though it’s named Talk of the Town, I don’t actually have much else to say about it, other than it’s a tasty cup of tea and you should try it. If you like flavorful, yet straight forward black tea, you will like this.

Also keep in mind that it re-steeps well too! For that I let it go for about 5.5 minutes. It wasn’t quite as spicy the second time around, but it still tasted great – another plus for drinking throughout the day.

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves: Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

Katie says:

Temperature: @200 (@ boiling point)
Steeped: 3.5 minutes
Served: Nothing added

This is a very nice black tea! As Abby said, some of the unusual ingredients give it lovely aroma as it steeps and just a hint of complex flavor blended with the black tea. I can taste hints of cinnamon and orange, yum! Oranges and cinnamon seem like holiday spices to me so I think this is a great tea for drinking in the week leading up to Christmas. The orange flavor would also come out nicely in an iced tea with lemon. A tea for all seasons!

Some fun facts from the capital tea website:

Black Tea has been shown to reduce cholesterol
Great Source of Antioxidants, which have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease
Has approximately 20% of the caffeine content of coffee

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves: Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

*Please note that we are just as critical of free teas as the ones we purchase. If we get a sample we don’t like we won’t include it on our blog.

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