Thank you Kristin for sending this tea my way.
I love the size and shape of the large black tea leaves. They remind me that I really need (want) to get a tea scale/food scale so I can weigh my teas out. These were hard leaves to measure by the teaspoon. I just used a few pinches of tea. Dawn’s dry leaves smell like a decadent dark chocolate. Like those Lindt 80% cacao bars right after peeling away the tinfoil. Wow!
The wet leaves turn a little sweeter, a honey sweetness to the dark chocolate. This tea wasn’t as pungent looking or smelling as I was afraid of. It is a nice, sweet, slightly earthy tea. I do smell something earthy (not quite the manure Kristin mentioned) but their is something there that I can’t quite place. But oddly enough I like it in this tea.
Mucho Gracias Kristin.