I don’t typically feel compelled to finish every tea I own in order to justify buying more; I seem to just justify buying more as a matter of course if I feel like it. Utterly irresponsible, I know, especially because I’m no rich lady.
Anyway, I thought I’d revisit this one this morning, because it had been a while. I brewed it up the same as last time, although I don’t really know what’s up with the two minutes the steeping instructions call for, because I don’t think I’d ever steeped a black for two minutes in my life, and didn’t this time, either. In the bag, this smells slightly candied, and definitely spicy. I can certainly detect the citrus notes when sniffing as well, which is always a plus.
After I let it steep for about five minutes, the candied scent had subsided some, although it was still present. I thought I could actually smell the cream I’d added, although I quickly realized that that may have also just been the tea smelling thick and creamy, which I love.
It tasted the way I remembered it: sort of like a spiced creamcicle with an undertone of vanilla. I will be delighted to finish up this package, perhaps with a bit less sugar next time (did I just say that?), and I may even reorder! it seems like the perfect cup of tea to snuggle up with while watching, like, scary crime or murder shows on TV.
Now back to reading and pretending I care about the subject matter.