I’ve never had plum pudding, but I really wanted to try this tea. Smelling the dry leaves, it’s amazing and delicious baked Christmassy scents. This doesn’t 100% transfer over to the steeped cup, but then I’ve been eating dinner and drinking a soda while also sipping on this tea. My tastebuds don’t know which end is up.
As the tea cools, it’s getting a little… bitter or something. But it’s practically cold and I didn’t use a fine strainer, so there is a little bit of dust in the bottom of my cup.
I do like the delicate desserty flavour. The flavours seem to all support each other, and none specifically stands out, except maybe the rum. Maybe. I’ll have to try this with sugar next time.
I also don’t think this will do so well in a travel mug. Oh well. A tea to enjoy after work or on the weekends – I can get behind that.
(Also looks like I used WAY too hot of water. Oops. I steeped it like I do black teas.)