Nice hardy tea for the morning or throughout the day for a nice little pick-me-up!
All comparisons for this tea are up against the more “crude” characteristics of Lipton’s Brisk Tea.
Aroma: A lively but delicate aroma of Assam, Ceylon, Darjeeling and Sri Lanka. This tea smells lively without the “zingy” tannins that tweak the nose.
Taste: Same as aroma. This tea is complex and yet simultaneously delicate; it’s awakening and yet again, smooth. Adjectives: Awakening, complex, delicate [nice on the palate, but can hold it’s own], smooth, sprightly and mouth filling without the heaviness. Bigger and more complex than an Yunnan but more gentlemanly and urbane than the “crude” Lipton Brisk Tea.
Aftertaste: It leaves an impression on one’s palate like a haunting tune [Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”]. It is mouth-filling without being heavy. The after effects of an Assam and Darjeeling [hardier than a Ceylon or Sri Lanka] than a softer linger of more delicate teas.
A nice tea to have in one’s collection; something to be pulled-out for guests for a nice afternoon tea, not so much for a morning jolt. Save the Lipton Brisk Tea for the morning as a kick-start for waking up.