I can’t really describe this tea too well. It’s rich, dark, earthy, and very unique. There’s also a spiciness to it that I can’t compare with anything else; it’s something of a base note for me, and dissimilar to most spicy teas. It tickles my throat gently, just hinting at its presence among all the other very complex flavours.
Personally I prefer lighter, sweeter teas, but occasionally I find this perks me up in the winter time, with its very woodsy feel – reminds me of damp autumn days, but other times I find it’s just too rich for me, and I don’t want to have to finish my cup. I think this may be one of those very, very rare brews where I appreciate less to more; one small-medium cup is preferable to a large thermos.
If you like a complex, earthy, deep flavoured tea, this one will likely be a hit; my partner drank it for much of the semester when we first purchased it – and I think it only fell by the wayside because he transitions between tea and coffee on a regular basis.