This tea reeks of comfort. It smells warm and inviting in a way that could be almost irritating if you’re in a bitter sort of mood. It is reminiscent of vanilla scented candles and cookies right out of the oven. If you could taste the feeling of a warm fireplace on a cold autumn day, it would probably smell like Toasted Walnut.
I steeped this right before bed and the mild nutty flavour and vanilla scent have put me into a nice pre-sleep coma. When the steams settled a little (because my tastebuds can’t discern any flavour from most teas when they are piping hot) this tea tastes faintly of walnuts (I don’t pick up any notes of coconut, despite the frequent mentions of it.) and even more faintly of green tea. The undertones of green tea complement the stronger walnut aftertaste quite well.
While this tea doesn’t steep as strong a flavour as I’d like, it is one of those teas I turn to to make me happy when my go-to teas fail me. I’d recommend this to anyone who likes vanilla or baked goods, or usually veers away from nutty teas and is looking for something different to try.
P.s. This pairs well with ginger-cinnamon cookies.