So today was quite an adventurous day for me and my husband. Among the adventures, we went to a British Marketplace in South Florida and I bought several new teas to add to my cupboard. I looked like quite the rugged American laying on the floor sniffing tea boxes on the bottom shelves in their store. Oddly enough, I couldn’t smell this one through the wrapper. I’m quite certain that was for good reason.
I had seen this one on the Twinings website and was going to order it if I didn’t see it at their shop. I was intrigued by the use of “smokey” to describe a tea. Now I understand. I understand completely.
It smells like burning wood. It was the first tea that I was unsure about even steeping once I caught a whiff of it. It doesn’t taste as strong as it smells and is actually enjoyable after a few sips. But this is a tea I’ve come across yet that I could personally compare it with. I ended up removing the bags and tossing the box and putting the bags in a big ziplock bag because after about ten minutes it was starting to drift throughout the cabinet like a plague.
Oh, and apparently Oprah mentioned this tea on her show and it was flying of the shelves at the British Marketplace according to the owner.