Seeing that I’ve already finished nearly 150g of this tea, I think that’s a sign that I dig this stuff. I initially kind of ignored this one and only ended up buying it when one of the stores was shutting down and everything went on discount. So glad I did.
The dry tea itself looks warm and inviting. There are generous pieces of walnut in there, and even slivers of red sandalwood (love sandalwood oil so this feature alone intrigued me). The smell? Warm and nutty, and I swear I smell a hint of chocolate in this.
Who needs an actual walnut truffle when you have this? It tastes like nutty chocolate, although the chocolate flavour is barely there. The black tea isn’t overpowering at all, although I do find with this one you have to watch how long you steep it for, lest it’ll get a bit astringent.
Yesterday, I enjoyed four cups of this (crazy, I know), and enjoyed the third and fourth as a second steeping. It was mellower but I could still taste the nuts.