Red Blossom Tea Company
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Oops. I left this batch steeping for a bit too long. I usually don’t mind when that happens, and this is no exception. It’s just a tad on the big, bold and bitter side, with a bit of a coffee aroma, but I still like it.
This is also the 2nd steeping of these leaves, maybe that has to do with it.
Got this as a free sampler from Red Blossom, thanks!
Leaves twined and unfolded nicely during brewing, very pretty. Smells really nice too, the brown sugar and maple syrup description is quite accurate. Liquor deep brown with yellow edging. Tastes warm and full into a dark sweetness that beautifully holds into a classic black tea flavor.
I don’t think I’d care for something this sweet for breakfast every day, but this would make a perfect dessert on a cold night.
I bought this tea yesterday, although I really KNOW I shouldn’t be buying any more tea. This is one of my favorite Golden Monkeys and I don’t have any more so I felt justified. And it’s my favorite breakfast tea, but right now it’s the afternoon. :-P
So I finally heard from my ex-employer after threatening them with my attorney and now they say they’re going to offer me a severance package if I resign. Oh happy day. Nice to leave a place that would “restructure” your job after you broke your arm and were on a company approved medical leave. I won’t be sorry to leave this pack of wolves but it’s still a very emotional time for me. Thank goodness for tea.
Damn good cup, not sure how to describe it yet but it’s rather smokey and smells even more so on repeated steeping (the first 3 or so are the most enjoyable taste-wise). Something about it reminds me of Lapsang. I highly recommend this one, even though I usually go for lighter, fruitier oolongs.
Edit: I get hints of tobacco, in a pleasant way, still trying to decipher the other flavors