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Civil Disobedience

Smoky Cardamom Black Tea

Rated 4.4 out of 5
Based on 102 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 102 reviews
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102 Reviews
Reviewed by Julia O.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Woodsy and festive

Feels like fall in a cup. Can't wait to drink this on a cool weekend morning wrapped in a blanket. The pine and cardamom notes mingle beautifully with the smokiness and feel like the old-growth shaded forests I miss down here on the Gulf Coast. Wish this came as a rooibos so I could drink it at night!

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Reviewed by Elizabeth I.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Strong with no apologies

True to its description.

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Reviewed by Deborah T.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Perfect for me

As usual, just the exact blending of flavors to satisfy me with every cup. And the rapid delivery assures I never run out. Delicious!!

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Reviewed by KC N.
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I don't recommend this product
Rated 2 out of 5
Review posted

The tobacco put me off

Seeing all the positive comments, I thought I'd try this one. Far too much tobacco flavoring for my taste, It comes through more in the smell than the taste, but it's definitely there. I would think former and current smokers would probably love it, but it's not for me.

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Reviewed by Heidi J.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

My favorite

This is my favorite tea. It has such wonderful flavors.

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