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Civil Disobedience: Smoky Cardamom Black Tea

Rated 4.4 out of 5
Based on 158 reviews

Tastes Like: pine needles, cardamom skin, maple sap, fire logs
Feels Like: fireside after a winter walk

Get lost in billows of smoke and fireside conversation. This layered tea opens with the flavor of conifers and deep tannins. The astringency of cardamom pod cuts through the aroma of silky pipe tobacco and allspice. The flavor curls and shifts between burning wood, wet earth, and lingering maple.

The Story Behind the Tea

This blend was inspired by childhood winters in New Hampshire with my late father: the glorious scent of pine and maple in the January maple harvest season. My father was a great admirer of Thoreau whose Walden is perhaps the most famous celebration of New England wilderness. I found the name Civil Disobedience (after Thoreau's essay) suitably bold, iconoclastic and evocative of the New England scentscape. — Gina, cofounder

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average rating 4.4 out of 5
Based on 158 reviews
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Reviewed by J T.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

My absolute favorite AU tea.

Nothin' like a nice hot cup of Civil Disobedience in the morning to feel like you're doing life right.

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Reviewed by Lauren
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I don't recommend this product
Rated 1 out of 5
Review posted

Nope

Way too smoky. And I like smoky! But this gave me a headache.

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Reviewed by Anna S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Another forever tea

Another one of my favorite permanent stash teas. Love the cardamom in this one, it's very well balanced and absolute perfection!

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Reviewed by A. Jean L.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Unusual Breakfast Tea

I was very leary of this tea at first because of how much it stank like fake smoke, but WOW! I'm happy to say that it's a lovely, though slightly unusual, breakfast tea! It kind of feels like the kind of tea the Queen of Hearts would have at breakfast. The smoke flavor is not as strong as I had feared, especially with some sweetener and milk, which is how I prefer to have any black tea.

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Reviewed by sofia d.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Wow

Just tried this tea for the first time, and i love it! I've been buying August tea for years and was so intrigued by the description of this one. It's a great balance to my other August teas which are sweeter. This tea is smokey and unlike any other tea i've ever had. 100% recommend.

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