This tea has a distinctive aroma! It’s hard to describe. It almost smells peppery.
Something in the aroma is off putting, but I can’t put my finger on what it reminds me of. Gander described this tea as smoky, and that’s probably it. Smoky is an apt description.
I bought a Lupicia sampler kit for my mom a while back. She said she loved every tea except for one, which she described as tasting like dirty diapers. As soon as I remembered that story, I started laughing. I think this might be the same tea!
Okay, I’ve put off actually tasting it for long enough. I’m not brave enough to try it straight first, so I’m adding milk.
The verdict: the aroma is scarier than the taste. I’m adding a little sugar now.
Yeah, this is not my cup of tea. On subsequent tastings, I’m afraid this one is going down the drain.
If you like smokiness, then this is the tea for you. I just can’t get “dirty diapers” out of my head. Thanks, Mom! ;P