So I bought 16 grams of this and I’m trying it out now. I’m giving it the whole milk and sugar treatment as well.
I weighed 5 grams of it out on my scale,
cough… nerd, and have my 1.5 teaspoons of sugar and 1/4 cup of 2% milk already in the bottom of my cup.
Color – the perfect shade of milky beige.
Smell is strong and sharp. If you don’t get aromatic whif of this upon brewing, I think something is wrong.
Taste – you know those really dark fruit cakes you see at Christmas, with the black sheen. I mistakenly confused the flavor for this as well as the name until now, but I’ve been getting that fruit cake vibe all along.
I don’t like fruit cake, but this isn’t bad. If I was running low on daytime teas, I’d use this up. It still feels underwhelming. This tea is strange because it is just so underwhelming in the mouth. It feels like all the puzzle pieces were ready but a few got lost, and something feels missing.
I would NOT rebuy, not because it tastes bad, because its just not worth the special-tea price. I give it 65 because its very drinkable, just not worthy.