We installed a new water softener over the weekend, which is really affecting the taste of our water and, in turn, my tea. This makes me sad, because I have all these amazing teas to sample and I feel like I’m missing out on their full potential because the water is making them taste flat. Hopefully we can figure out a way to correct this. But in the meantime, this tea: The dry leaf is lovely! Curly, twisty leaves with lots of golden tips and little decorative silver sprinkles and tiny gingerbread men mixed in. The scent is rich and bready with a definite ginger spice note. I tasted notes of bread and malt from the base, along with a sweet ginger spice, but the flavor came across a bit flat and bland. I’m almost certain that’s the fault of the water and not the tea though, so keeping my rating fairly high based on the quality of the tea and the delicious scent. I used up my whole sample on a 16oz mug, so hopefully I can re-purchase this tea to try it again in the future!
Flavors: Baked Bread, Ginger, Malt, Spicy, Sweet