What can I say about this wonderful black tea that has not been said already…Well, probably not much, but I will try to add to this collection of reviews with my impressions.
Sipping this tea has in many ways brought me back to my childhood. No, I was not raised in Taiwan, and am not Taiwanese, but this tea reminded me of the tea that I sipped at 12 years old when visiting family in the mountains of Syria. As i’m sure the tea that i’ve had there is not what i’m drinking here, I cannot help to be taken back.
This tea is a rich and delicious black tea. I taste the hints of chocolate in it, and it has a nice subtle astringency. I am not seasoned in describing teas, so I will stick to my emotions. When drinking this, I feel calm…a smile comes across my face and I take a moment to enjoy the present. However, I think that I can also enjoy this on the run, but I would not try to make this my quick on the go drinks. It’s too good for that, if that makes any sense……The leaves themselves…well, I must say that they don’t have much of a scent, but after being brewed, the tea has a nice hint of honey (no I did not add it in).
To conclude, I am very happy to have ordered this tea, and am thrilled that shipping is pretty much next day to my area :). Will certainly be ordering again!