Tried this one out in my travel tumbler, no sugar or half & half. Thought I’d see how it’d do. I rate it as a success.
With the lid on my tumbler, I didn’t get the full smoky experience, tasting more ‘tea’ with the smoky being beautifully tacked on at the end. But it really didn’t make it bad – sure, it changed the flavor a bit but it was still great. I did remove my lid later to get the full sensory experience of this tea because the smell is fantastic and I’d hate to miss out on it.
I love how this tea feels. Almost like Jackee Muntz when it the parameters hit just right for caramel – that heavy, silky feeling. This wasn’t quite as heavy as JM but it almost felt like it had been honeyed. There was a sweetness to the tea that supported that view but it really wasn’t a normal honey taste – not sweet enough and a much darker taste – so it doesn’t really taste like there is honey in it, it just feels that way plus some sweetness.
Anyway, I really like this tea. A lot. It’s smoky and very smooth with a nice sweetness to it. But it isn’t overwhelmingly smoky (well, at least I don’t think so but non-smoky fans might). If this was sold separately, I’d be buying a big ole tin of it.