My A&D order came today!! Huzzah! I was so looking forward to it :D so pleased too! Three very stylish tins, 2 buttons (one of which I am actually going to wear out tonight haha it’s on my sweater right now! Tea nerd right here :P) and a magnet! I kind of wanted a small tiger with the Tiger Assam haha but oh well, there’s tigers all over the tin! So of course, I had to find my order outside the door when I came home for lunch, so I had like no time to make a first cup. Also had to have the bf help open the tins with a screwdriver haha, just like little paint cans!
I brewed this one up first, as I knew I wouldn’t get much time and I want to save the Tiger Assam for when I have lots of time, and it isn’t a Mount Gray day haha too sunny out! Anyways, I brewed up a teaspoon of this in boiling water for 4 minutes, and only got a few sips of the first steeping before I had to go back to work! But the few sips I had were veryy good! A nice fruity scent almost, and a malty taste, a bit of astringency but it works here. Very malty, a bit fruity, and actually a bit lighter than I was expecting, although it definitely packs a good hit of caffeine!
I am currently drinking a cup of the second steep, and unfortunately it is not nearly as flavorful, but still quite good. I also haven’t eaten much tonight (waiting for a friend to go to dinner), so it might be good that there isn’t as much caffeine in this cup. Still a nice malty taste, that is the main flavor of this tea for me, maltiness. Yumm. I am very pleased that this one is so good, as it’s the one that I honestly was the least excited about (as bad as that sounds haha). It might end up even being my favorite of the three, who knows? :P excellent start to these teas, and I’m currently happy that I have a giant tin of this!!