I don’t get some of the poorer reviews of this tea. Then again, I was trained by tea snobs.
The aroma of this tea is heavenly, and when I first drank it I wasn’t sure that I was actually tasting the tea or smelling it. The smell was just so powerful – but I’m pretty smell-oriented, so I didn’t at all mind. Second time around the smell is still quite present, but I let the tea sit for a few hours. Not intentionally, mind. I was working on making a candy bowl for my work for Halloween that should be pretty neat when I’m through with it, but I got sidetracked and this tea wound up sitting on my counter for four hours.
When I finally got back to my full cup, it was cold. But with the scent diminished a bit, it gave me a chance to really take this tea in for the flavour, and wow was I ever impressed. If you’re not getting enough flavour, you’re not letting it linger long enough. Savouring this tea cold was an absolute joy, and I will definitely be getting more of this tea before it goes.