First tasting note! Woo. I got my 5 for 5$ Verdant sampler pack in the mail today so be ready for more!
I’ve heard tons of wonderful things about this tea so I guess I had really hgh expectations to begin with which is kind of unfair. In short though I enjoyed this tea I didn’t like this as much as I thought I would.
The predominant note I smelled and tasted from the first steep was a rich dark chocolate, like I opened up a can of cocoa powder. It like totally coated my tongue and was super intense and yummy. I tasted some other fruity notes and to be honest it reminded me lot of a red wine chocolate truffle for some reason.
The only reason I didn’t like it as much is because it was a little too rich and dense-tasting for me to enjoy enough. I like a little bit of astringency or light sweetness in my black teas to balance out those rich cocoa notes so it was just a little overwhelming for me.
It’s a really good tea but just not for me, I guess.