Thursday, March 14, 2019
Teh Hitam Seduh - Classic Black Tea
Special thanks to a family member that takes frequent trips to Indonesia for this colorful red tin of Classic Black Tea, or Teh Hitam Seduh. Inside the sturdy red box was a foil bag lined red tin that holds a rich black tea comprised of long wiry tea leaves. The box, in both English and Bahasa Indonesia, the official language of Indonesia, offers a serving suggestion that includes adding 1 - 2 teaspoons of the tea into a tea vessel with a brewing time of 1 - 2 minutes. As with all brewing suggestions, it is merely a guideline. It is Nancy's preference to brew black tea for 5 minutes, and she found this to be 'just right'.
The tea produced an elegant cup of amber brew void of any bitterness or astringency. It is not overly strong, yet offers a delightful way to begin the day! The elegance of the tea leaf is most notable in the wet leaf as it has opened and unfurled during the steeping process. Time to brew another pot of Teh Hitam Seduh!