Thank you LiberTEAS for this very pleasing sample!
Wow, this is a very interesting black tea!
The leaves are very dark and are tightly twisted along with plenty of loose small stems. The liquid is medium golden brown, which resembles a ground Curry powder in color.
Once you place your lips to the cup, you forget altogether that what you are drinking is a black tea. It is sweet and fruit-like, yet mystical with it’s faint floral flavor and delicious pastry ending notes. My lasting impression makes me imagine a freshly baked blueberry tart.
This tea makes me continue to discover my ignorance with black teas. Previously, all my encounters with black tea was from the Indian tea-producing regions, which are not bad at all…however, this opens up a whole new world! I have to say that I truly appreciate LiberTEAS in helping expose me to the other sides to this more oxidized variety!