Tea Selection: Armenian Blend
Company Name: Armeniac Tea
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Founded: 1996 – began production
Founded by: Armen Mehrabian
Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:
HAM was established by Armen Mehrabian in 1996 as a small family business. HAM produces wild crafted herbal teas and spices in strict accordance with rehabilitated, mastered and patented ancient Armenian technologies and recipes.
Our company was established in the picturesque mountain village of Odzun in northern Armenia as a family enterprise with over three generations of experience in the herbal tea and spice industry. The driving philosophy of Armeniac is based on food ingredients and products that were prepared at courts and in monasteries throughout the ancient Kingdom of Armenia.
Оur environmentally friendly and nature crafted food products are made with natural ingredients growing wild at pristine high altitude meadows. We employ local people with an intimate knowledge of their immediate natural environment in our collection activities, contributing to the social sustainability of our operations.
One of the main objectives of Armeniac is to re-introduce authentic food ingredients and a tradition of food culture that is based on rediscovering ancient Armenian recipes. Professional chefs, gourmets and connoisseurs will enjoy the forgotten practices of dining and traditional food preparation that focus on a healthy diet.
I love to try not just different things but things that are different, creative and original. Armeniac Tea is all of the above and more, working to introduce the world to amazing products that come from their homeland and opening up our culture window just a bit more. There is a lot of information on their website as to the teas, company and Armenia, please take some time to not only order tea but learn more about the products and the country they come from.
Read more about Armenian Tea on their website: Armeniac Tea.
Wild Mountain Thyme
COSTS: $5.75 – 0.88 ounce
Price varies according to the amount purchased.
Prior to brew: This is a strong dark tea with a scent of smoke or ashes. It reminds me of a campfire.
Brewed: Once brewed, surprisingly this tea is a mild pale yellow hue. Because of the scent I would expect the tea to be a strong shade, but the lovely hue is very pleasing.
Scent: The scent of a strong smokey tea is an absolute with a slight aesthetic scent to it.
Flavor: From the scent of this tea I was ready to be bowled over with a strong smokey tea. This tea has a surprisingly light taste with an almost hint of mint in the background. It’s got a bit of the antiseptic aftertaste but that smokiness is no where to be found.
Sentiments: The one thing that always surprises me with a tea is the scent and flavor difference once it has been brewed, no difference here. You start off with a strong smokey scent but once brewed you get a magnificent light tea with a beautiful soft color that soothes away the day. Great tea for an evening to relax. The mint or aesthetic flavor really brings the body to a halt and a relaxing state of mind.
My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “8”.
Till next Tea….