I’m grumpy today for a variety of reason but fortunately I brought tea with me to work today so I’m having some now as a stress reliever. This is the last I have of this one, too, which is kind of sad. I maintain what I have said previously about being a sucker for breakfast blends.
Nutty and almost a little starch-y potato smelling, for some reason smelling this tea is making me crave sweet potatoes. The taste is hearty and thick and cardboard-y and I probably should have backed off the steep time 30 seconds because there is a little hint at the end of each sip of something that will probably turn into bitter if I let the tea cool too much. It’s probably good that I only had enough leaf for one cup because this is stout enough that it would give me the jitters if I had a ton of it (not that that is always a bad thing!)
I probably won’t end up buying this tea again… mostly because I love trying new breakfast teas and while I enjoy this one, I don’t enjoy it so much that I would pass up the opportunity to find a better one. I think ultimately I like ones that are a little heavier with the Assam and a little lighter with the Darjeeling-like brightness.