Last night I was fantasizing about this tea, after smelling it’s wonderful aroma. I wanted to drink it when I got up, but I knew I didn’t have time to truly take it in. I went to breakfast & ran errands. Among other things, I met with a man who’s mother was a harpist, & who wanted to donate her harp to the University that I teach at. It’s an older instrument, but appears to be in good shape, & once I put a new set of strings on it, there will be lovely music!
The early steepings of this tea brought to might Plums & toasted hazelnuts, with the toasty-ness becoming more predominant. Around steep 3 or 4 the plum became Elderberry, especially in the aftertaste.
There was a moment of astringency, and my throat became dry.
That evolved into a bright mouth watering, valencia orange flavor, with sweet spices.
I’m not finished with it yet, but I have a student coming soon, so I’ll wrap this up by saying that it is tasty!