I am in love … with this tea!
Oh my goodness. Steven Smith never fails to exceed my expectations. I’m actually all giddy about how good this tea is.
The black tea base is brisk and moderately astringent, well-rounded but not too aggressive. Mellow. Medium-bodied and delicious. The rose adds only a barely-there hint of flavor to the cup: I can taste rose, but it is ever so subtle. The chamomile doesn’t add a lot of flavor to the cup either, but I don’t think that the blend would be quite the same without it. The citrus is the strongest flavor just after the flavor of the black tea itself, but it still has a light crispness to it. It is bright and gently sweet and so delightful.
I am in love.