94 Tasting Notes
This is extremely smoky, and I am not a fan of smoke flavor, so while I think this tea hits the notes that LP is trying for I am not going to give a rating. It does become appealing for me on steeps 2 and 3 as the smoke recedes and cinnamon is more prominent— it is a really nice warm cinnamon. I’d be interested to see what else LP could do in another blend with the cinnamon that’s going on here (and is really excellent)without the smoke.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Smoke
This is lovely. :)
It tastes like Amanda’s comment on another post— lingering French toast taste in a smooth dianhong— smooth and sweet, and forgiving since I oversteeped by a minute and no astringency at all. Rich amber color and smells amazing, like vanilla/chocolate with a hint of spice—I think this is what made the mailer package smell so good. It’s not floral but reminds me somehow of a luscious perfume, maybe because I used to wear vanilla. The egg taste is definitely there but subtle like custard— adds a lot of dimension. I am guessing the sweetness is from the tea itself and not a flavoring.
The first two steps taste very similar, probably because I oversteeped some. The third was more pure dianhong with the warmth of a little spice on the back end, almost like a very mild chai made but with really high quality tea. This tea makes me excited to try more from Liquid Proust!
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Custard, Vanilla