I discovered Coffee Tea Leaves by @wizemonkey a few months ago when I joined @ga_biscotti and @cynfiayou to their launch party. Their company started making tea with coffee leaves since 2014 and they have been making an effort to provide a more sustainable solution to the coffee industry. Coffee beans only have a three month window for harvesting throughout the whole year while their leaves can be cultivated all year round.
I received 7 samples from their goodie bag and I decided to try one of my favourite tea flavours first - Earl Grey!🌈
Upon opening the packaging, I was hit with a really strong bergamot aroma. The tea colour was on the lighter side compared to the usual dark amber with most black earl grey tea; however, the flavor the was definitely there - strong but smooth and lacks the astringency. As said on the packaging, this tea bag can be steeped up to 3 times for as long as you want. I left the tea bag in my cup the whole time (cause who wants to deal with moving a wet, drippy tea bag around?) and it didn't get bitter. It would be interesting if they included how the coffee tea leaves were processed.