My free sample from Chicago Tea Gardens like many of you seemed to have done the same.
This smells like toasty black tea…very nice!
It seems to be a medium brown in color but I’m not quite finished with the infusion just yet.
The lil swirl balled up leaves are really trying to eek their way out into a more straight and narrow looking leaf…for the most part it looks to be successful.
It certainly toasty. NOT smokey but toasty. YUM. There is a hint of sweet at the end and a little maltiness but not full malt!
As it cools I can pick out that it is more of a toasty nut flavor. It’s interesting and pleasing – so glad I got to try it!!! It’s very good!