Okay, this time with a shorter steep and no additives and I’m much happier. The balance seems much better, the smoke is still there but not as harsh and the smell is simply delightful. Ultimately, though, it’s similar enough to Scarlet Sable that I’d feel repetitive stocking my pantry with this tea, especially when I like the slightly more complex flavor of SS. Still gonna enjoy this one while I have it!
Wait, did I just select something with rooibos over something without? That’s gotta be a sign of the apocalypse.