Tea of the morning…….
It is always a good time to pare down the stash. This is a tea I will happily drink, but was not planning on buying more because the cost does not quite match up with the enjoyment for me. It is also currently out of stock, and I have less than 2 ounces, so that makes it an ideal tea to drink until it is gone. It has just been my way of getting things under control for the last year or so. It has been working for reducing the stash, but I always seem to fall in love with teas that are on their way out. Luckily, for my storage space (and the way I am trying to budget my tea purchases better this year), this one is not available or I might cave and buy one more tin.
Part of the reason teas like this are catching my eye lately is that I am cutting back on the amount of sweetener I put in my tea. Teas that are naturally sweet just taste better. There are notes of honey, sweet potato, a hint of cocoa. Decent mouthfeel. Pretty much yum. I do wonder if there will be a swing in what I like. So far, I am only noticing that the more earthy/smokey teas don’t appeal quite as much. That could change as my palate adjusts to less sweet overall, so I am not changing my staples list much for now.
The leaves on this one are also interesting. Here is a weird comparison for you…..remember the manual pencil sharpeners from grade school? They were metal, and usually attached to the wall somewhere. They were operated with a crank and had a metal reservoir kind of thing that went over the blades to catch the shavings. The shavings were a long skinny yellow-tipped corkscrew…..that is the shape of these leaves. The golden tips in the tea just add to the pencil shaving look of your yellow #2 pencils.
Anyway, this is tasting good today.
Usual teapot method.
Flavors: Cocoa, Honey, Sweet Potatoes