I had never tried a smoky tea and the fact that the description mentioned the smell of cigars is what hooked me. I love that smell. On opening the package, my first thought was that it reminded me of the same sensory experience you get from smelling bacon. That smoky familiar comforting smell. A friend told me it reminded her of a camp fire. It’s true. You can definitely smell the pine fires … heck you can almost hear them!
I love a smoky taste whether it be in hams, salmon or well … bacon … so I love this tea. The taste is definitely not for everyone one as it is relatively strong and I’m sure an acquired taste for some. The smell that it emits however is comforting and takes you back to sitting out by a beautiful fire. Definitely one of my favorite teas … it’s becoming part of my own little personal permanent collection!