This tea surprised me. I don’t know exactly what I was expecting … I guess with Lupicia I was expecting some sort of wild and crazy flavoring or something like that, but this is just smooth, rich, delicious black tea. Something that I’d enjoy waking up to.
This full-bodied tea is robust and has a very bold, toothsome character. It tastes rich and is very strong. Delicious and strong.
Thé Au Lait translates to “tea in milk” and is so called because this tea is meant to be served with “lots of milk” (which you can see by the description below) but not because it has some sort of weird milk flavoring (which, I guess was what I was expecting). I’m feeling a bit rebellious today and I didn’t add milk, and it is quite tasty without the milk too. I did add a drizzle of agave nectar just to smooth out some of the rougher edges (this tea is STRONG), and I think it is just fine this way.
About mid-way through the cup, I decided to add a bit of steamed milk to see how it held up, and I will say that this is a tea that you really SHOULD serve with milk… as good as it is with that aforementioned drizzle of agave nectar, it is infinitely better with a bit of milk added to it. It becomes so smooth, rich and creamy… like a coffee-house treat, only better!
Lupicia describes this tea as:
Black tea blended with beautiful golden tips to enjoy with lots of milk.
I really enjoyed this tea much more than I thought I would. It is strong but oh-so-pleasant when served “au lait.” For an extra special treat (feeling indulgent?) add chocolate milk! YUMMY!