A wonderful scent of flowers escaped the canister as I pulled loose the lid. That scent translated well into the steeped tea as the leaves bloomed and swelled in the swirling scented water.
Pale golden liquor filled the cup as i poured the first cup. The flavor was light and flowery, no bitterness or astringency, no malt or yeast, but sweet and full in the mouth, a short finish the didn’t linger on the palate, but that’s not a bad thing.
As I had eaten the last of my tea cookies this morning with my Irish Breakfast brew, I drank this one without the benefit of residual sweetness in the mouth; it was still a wonderful drink, calming and soothing on this rare cold and rainy day in southern California.