Mmmm…smoky! Like the purifying incense of bitter herbs, resins and charred woods. I envision the thick, beefy smoke weaving its way throughout some obscured Gnostic temple. Then, through an open glass window, high above, the clean, sweet breeze from a spring-laden forest wafts in.
The leaves brew up slowly into a rich, heady liquid the color of an ancient redwood. The taste is very much like its scent! Just a bit “grittier”, down to earth….and with a side of bacon (wrapped in butter lettuce). Yum!
I love this tea! It’s my first “official” smoky tea—my first “Russian Caravan” blend and my first Lapsang Souchong! I need to seek out more of this type. I’m hooked.
From today onwards, I am a Caravan groupie. And proud of it! :)