33 Tasting Notes
I steeped this eight minutes, per the instructions, and ye galloping gods, is this ever bitter, but I can’t tell if that’s due to the oversteep or simply part of the style.
It is also incredibly, over-the-top malty, but I really enjoy the strength of that flavor, so am going to try a shorter steep and see if that helps.
I need to learn to start taking tea-blenders at their word; this really does, no kidding, no fooling, taste like DiSarrono amaretto. The flavor balance is perfect, and the black tea base is very bitter, giving it an almost alcoholic bite.
Of course, this also means that it is way too sweet for common consumption (at least for me), but it’s a fun curiosity, and a great example of what a well thought out blend can accomplish.