Another one gotten in a swap with Meghann – thanks a bunch! – and also my first taste of a 52teas blend. The dry leaf smells wonderful: nutty, chocolatey goodness. And it’s easy to notice the big chunks of cashew and white chocolate among the large dark leaves.
I gave it five minutes of steeping time and ended up with a medium-dark brown liquor, somewhat cloudy (assuming this is from the white chocolate chip I saw in there melting away into the liquid). The aroma of the tea was milder than I expected, as was the first steep. I got a sweet, nutty smell and taste but little from the black tea. This seems like the kind of tea that really needs cream and sugar, so I put some in and tasted again. Now that’s what I’m talking about! Much more delicious and the flavors are really coming to the fore now. This is a wonderful dessert tea and would be great with cookies for a double dose of decadence.