Ingredients: Organic Indian, Chinese, and Ceylon black tea
Pairs well with: dark chocolate, madeleines, soft boiled eggs and toasted soldiers, steel-cut oats with stewed plums, buttered brioche and marmalade, sour cherry morning cake, alpine cheeses, smoked meats, a bialy piled high with smoked fish, and roasted nuts.
About the line: Even before you take a sip, a cup of tea can transport you. The aroma of leaves unfurled can whisk you back to the lush, moss-carpeted woods of childhood. Or, perhaps, the faint, briny whisper swings you forward to a beloved seashore. Another blooming pot, exotic with steam and spice and richness, and you find yourself someplace dizzyingly, delightfully new. Launched in London, now Brooklyn-based Bellocq's carefully selected, single-origin teas originate from the finest estates in China, Japan, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Malawi and are exclusively full leaf, almost entirely organic, and sourced from high elevation gardens. Their classic blends, pure varietals, and mind-blowing in-house mixtures elevate the beloved ritual into something truly transcendent.