I went into Tao Tea Leaf today and picked up far more teas than I was planning. This is the first of that lot.
My first sip was kind of meh. A touch of bitterness and astringency, and that sort of generic black tea taste. My second sip I burned my mouth. I was feeling a bit disappointed, but then third sip… oh my. The sip itself is nothing too interesting – same as my first impression, but the finish on this tea is magnificent. Sweet potato and corn and sweetness and malt. I wanted to sip this slowly, to savour the lingering finish, but I also wanted to keep sipping it the moment the finish started to fade. Suffice to say this cup didn’t last long.
Fingers crossed that I can get a second good steep out of these leaves.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Corn Husk, Malt, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes