This is one of the teas I have built up in my head, and was so afraid to try! Today, I took the plunge! My fears were totally unfounded because I love it! It’s perfect sans additions, and it has that chocolatey, sweet, chewy, smoky thang going on that I am now wild about! I am enjoying it as a morning tea, but I think it would suit me even better in the afternoon! When I try to think of descriptors for this tea, the words sophisticated and intense come to mind. I picture someone like Simone de Beauvoir taking this tea every day as her favorite, as she reads and writes, and she serves it as sort of a litmus test when she has visitors :) If it is too much for them, maybe she is too much for them ;)
I was conservative and steeped it for 3 minutes, but I am totally going to take it to 4 next time.
Makes a good resteep too!!!!
Many, many, many thanks to ashmanra for introducing me to another tea that I’m in love with! Oh Mr. Harney (and Sons) you are going to be getting SUCH an order soon! I actually have the catalogue beside my bed with a ton of post its in it. Oy!