I picked this up in the Tea Gschwendner store on a whim. After I had stuck my nose in everything I thought I wanted to, I asked the sales guy, “Now what do you think I should consider that I haven’t?” This was his suggestion. And, he nailed it.
This morning I was sifting through my “sip down basket” looking for one that appealed to me, but I have finished off everything that seems like a first tea of the day to me. My first and usually second teas of the day are dark, hearty, preferably malty and strong. It’s really only after that that I will move on to cupcakes and sparkle ponies and all that.
Since I couldn’t find anything in the basket, I remembered this and dug it out of the shopping bag where it was still in limbo.
I love this tea! It reminds me a bit of Butiki’s Malty Irish Breakfast. It has that lovely sweet potato flavor, and it just smooth and very YUM. The second steep was as good as the first. I’m considering a third even though I really never steep a black more than twice. I am really surprised that this one hasn’t had more attention on here.