*Winner: 2018 Great Taste Award: 1-Star*
Reeves' Inspection Report
Do you love coffee but are looking for a non-coffee alternative? Our richly flavored Award-Winning coffee tea contains no coffee, just tea and cassia seeds. Coffee and tea sounds like two things that could not come together to make something delicious, but it can. The smell from the leaves is of dark rich chocolate with over tones of roasted pecans. The leaves as they swirl around the pot, are short and dark brown with small oval cassia seeds. The color produced is a wonderful light brown, which looks stunning when held up to the sunlight. An aroma of dark chocolate, rich espresso and nutmeg wafts up from the cup, which brings up memories of walks through the forest in Autumn watching the colorful leaves and savoring the crisp air.
Reeves' Recommended Uses
Enjoy this as a loose leaf tea. Boil some water and let it sit in the kettle for 1-2 minutes (to about 95° C / 200° F). Use 3g per mug to then steep your tea 3-4 minutes. If you like, add sugar, milk or milk substitute to your preference. Like things cold? Make a cold coffee tea by mixing with a substantial quantity of ice, or letting it cool.
Reeves' Spec Sheet
Welcome to Marulin!
Originally, I started Marulin in London to share the teas from my family farm, our co-operative and our farming friends in Taiwan with the world. After four generations of tea farming, we have become specialists in Taiwanese Oolong tea and have developed relationships lasting generations with other farmers. Some of our teas come directly from my uncle, who is a artisanal tea maker and manages tea orchards in our village. Other teas have been curated by my aunt, who teaches tea ceremony in Kaohsiung and grew up on a tea farm in the high mountains of Alishan. I grew up drinking Four Seasons and Chin Shin Oolong tea from our farms. A recent favourite tea of mine are black teas made from the Red Ruby cultivar. I now teach for the Taiwanese Mastercourse for the UK Tea Academy under the direction of Jane Pettigrew, BEM.
Our most recent development for the company has been blending oolong teas in tea bags and creating new tea powders that go beyond matcha. mr. tim and I are avid collectors of rare craft teas, oolongs, and teapots. The rest of our team are UK Tea Academy Tea Sommeliers.
We hope you enjoy our tea!