860 Tasting Notes
This is an interesting tea. I was expecting more bacon flavor but it’s more sweet than anything. Not even really maple sweetness just a sweet black tea sweetness. I tried adding a pinch of salt to bring out the bacon flavor but no luck with that. I will have to keep experimenting with this one.
I got the sampler for Christmas and still haven’t tried all of them. Martha was picked randomly and I’m happy I picked this tea! Mmmm I know the flavors are caramel, sesame, and the assam melody but the combination of caramel and sesame somehow create maple and chestnut flavors. The flavor is wonderful and makes for a great breakfast tea.
Someone sent me this in a swap! Thank you to whoever sent me this! I was very hesitant to try this tea becuase you know… Hibiscus.. But I took my chances and brewed it. I cut my time down 30 seconds because you know… Hibiscus.. First sip.. whoa… that kind of tastes like sugar… second sip… not tart…? Third sip.. it tastes like Smarties!!!!! It’s fruity and sweet. The flavor makes the mouth feel powdery. Like you just poured Pixie Stix in your mouth. I was super surprised by this tea. Omnomnom!
Thank you to Darby for sharing a bit of this with me! I opened my little sample pouch and went “mmmmmmm”. The dry leaf is also beautiful. The aroma is kind of fruity with light notes of chai. Cherry is very present in this blend and blends very well with the earthy pu erh. There is light cinnamon\clove notes . The vanilla is in the aftertaste and smooths things over. I really liked this blend. Very unique and tasty. Thanks again Darby!