This tea is from a local tearoom, The Steeping Room. It is their “Morning Blend”. Slightly smokey, medium weight tea. Along the lines of Irish or Scottish Breakfast, without being as bold. Very smooth with little astringency and a neutral flavor neither bitter nor sour. Reminds me of Victorian Afternoon from MTW Teas. This would be a good “Anytime” tea, especially if you wanted to introduce someone to smokey tea…the smoke is understated and well done.
Found a rock in my tea this morning. Decomposed granite from the looks of it. Insert bad puns about mineral taste in the tea :-)
This is the end of this sample. I believe I’ll have to get some more. Its a good anytime tea thats a little stronger than average.
picked up some more of this. Just the thing after pulling an “all nighter”…gods, I haven’t done that since college (measured in decades ago)
Having this over ice this afternoon. Quite tasty. The smokiness helps it stand up to dilution by the ice.
brewed this a little longer this morning…it really pumps up the smokieness, without really pumping up the tea flavor. Not sure that I cared to learn that since I’m not a strong fan of smoke. The resteep went well though.
This is growing on me…I might have to keep some of this around as a staple tea for savory meals.