Paired this with homemade snickerdoodles (I’m on a baking kick these days).

The flavor really does come out more once it has cooled – slightly malty, typical black tea smell and taste, light astringency on the swallow. The tea has a nice texture to it, too – I guess medium bodied would be a good descriptor, as it’s not thin but not too thick or chewy either.

It’s a very plain tea to me – I can’t pick out any of the fruity notes that the description states are there. I don’t mind, though; I love unflavored blacks. I figure the more I drink them the more nuances I’ll eventually be able to pick out. At least, I hope. :)

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A few of my favorite teas (in no particular order):

*Dessert flavored blacks
*Breakfast blends
*Virtually any black tea (but lapsang/keemun!)
*Dancong oolong

When it comes to tea, I feel like the 10th Doctor says it best:

“Tea! That’s all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses. "


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