This is one delicious cup of tea!!!! fcmonroe said in her tasting note that when the aliens come down and ask about tea, this would be a good one to give them – and I think that is exactly the right thing to say about this tea!!!!
It doesn’t scream Irish Breakfast to me – this is more how I thought a really special Ceylon would taste, actually, or some of the super golden tippy Assams I’ve enjoyed. It’s smooth, quintessentially TEA-y, slightly sweet…just a lovely cup of tea. I took it all the way to five minutes since I was adding milk and sugar, and I’m not finding any bitterness and just a bare touch of astringency – taking 30 seconds off the brewing time should take care of that.
This is definitely getting the tin treatment! This is the perfect tea to serve to guests and to prepare for yourself when you are looking for the Platonic Ideal of tea-ness :)