So I’m gunna try not to be a flavoured-tea tart for a minute and taste something serious. I won’t read the other reviews until I’ve finished. So this is an Assam Darjeeling , huh. I don’t know what that means really except that it’s black. The dry tea smells…like tea. (Try harder, Curls). It smells a bit minerally, a bit dusty, a bit mushroomy? I added boiling water and steeped until it looked a nice rich colour (this is an official measure of steep time). It tastes like ….tea. Barky. Faint astringency that wraps gently around the underside of your tongue.
Sadly I am nothing but a tea floosy, I am about to add frothed milk and a dash of chai syrup, so help me God. Ahhhhhh.
Ok I have just looked up Assam on Wikipedia and would totes agree in hindsight that it tastes “brisk”. I missed the “malty”. I got the tannic qualities of the Darjeeling (similarly googled), but would have described this blend as more earthy than fruity or floral. Perhaps I need to taste them separately.
Or with honey and lemon. No! Floosy.