52 Tasting Notes
I put off trying this in the LoTR pack, mostly because I’m burnt out on apple/cinnamon combinations. However, this is delightful and I’m glad I have the rest of the tin to sip on. Clove takes the front seat, and clove is one of my favorite spices. Easy to drink straight up, which is my preference in tea.
Flavors: Cardamon, Clove
First time, I think the water was too hot. I let the pot sit for a minute after boiling for the second cup before pouring it over the leaves, and I noticed more flavor. It’s not very strong, but pleasant.
This came in a set with five other LoTR themed teas that my sister (Em) sent me for my birthday. She’s cool like that.
I had a cup of this a while back after I picked it up at the fancy grocery near my house. I like smokey beers and peaty scotch, so I figured I’d enjoy a smokey tea. Turns out, this is an exception. I passed it along to my Dad, who likes lapsang souchong teas, and is amassing a collection of them as Em and I try and then pass off these teas.
I should have read the ingredients list, but I was swayed by the box label that said the words “chocolate” and “cinnamon”. I’m sure they are present, but the only flavor I can taste is the peppermint. This is a good tea, if you want peppermint pu-erh. If you’re expecting chocolate and cinnamon, look elsewhere.
In related news, I have most of a box of the tea if someone wants it.
So, I bought a couple ounces of this because I really liked the tuo cha I tried from Upton, and this didn’t require shipping, etc. It’s not bad, but the flavor is very mild compared to that one. I’ll drink through the rest of what I have, but I’ll be looking for another tuo cha (or just ordering some from Upton) in the future.