Spiked this with a little milk just because. Smells very thick and full-bodied so I’m liking that. A bit cardboard-y but with a little lightness or sweetness or something to keep it from smelling flat.
Actually, it’s not quite as thick as it smells which is a little disappointing. There’s a bright note in the tea and I think that’s one reason it doesn’t taste quite and chewy but also there’s not quite the starchy texture I was hoping for based on the smell. But it’s not thin bodied so I’m okay. It has a very nutty aftertaste that is pleasant – it doesn’t show up ever sip but frequently enough. There’s a little bit of astringent tingle on my tongue that almost tastes bitter. Out of curiousity for the second half of my cup, I’ve added a little sugar. Doesn’t change a lot of it except smooth out that end taste so that’s good. The cardboard taste goes a little more towards a slightly sweeter malty taste, too. The nutty end taste is still there.
I don’t imagine this is one I’ll be having straight but I think it will be a good travel tumbler tea so over all I am pleased.