Alrighty, so I’ve ripped open my Verdant box, hehe. :)
This tea is quite complex. It’s smoky, it’s malty, it’s bready, it’s slightly chocolately, it’s potatoey and it’s also … peppery Augh! DX Sorry. On my last couple Butiki orders I had a few blacks that were a bit peppery, which was fine. It was a new experience and I did like it. But then after that, everything else I was trying seemed to be peppery too. All the teas I decided to give a go from Teavivre are, and a few random teas I didn’t log that I tried in other places. So I’m really sick of peppery blacks. I like sweeter blacks, or even blacks like Ceylon that are a bit grassy, but I’ve had enough of pepper. xD; The last several days I’ve been working on drinking through my peppery Teavivre teas, so I’ve had my fill this week.
All the other flavors are quite nice, and aside from the peppery part, I must say this tea is very unique! :) I just wish I wasn’t turned off by that aspect. If I had this again several months from now when I haven’t had a bunch of peppery teas, I’d probably enjoy this more.