I had this tea this morning. This was a sample from Cameron B.
When I smelled the leaves dry, I thought “uh oh”. It wasn’t a good smell to me. Kind of leathery.
I brewed at 200F for 3 min, 8oz. I can truthfully say I have never had a tea like this one. I wanted something different and I certainly got something different.
This is a very bold robust black tea. It brews up really dark. It was very woody & earthy with notes of leather . I’ve read notes with others saying they got leather notes in other teas. When I would read that, I would cringe. Yuk. Leather. However, it’s not as terrible as it seems. It was actually quite good. It was sweet and smooth and also had fig notes.
Will I be wanting to buy this tea? No , but I’m glad I got the chance to try it!
Flavors: Earth, Fig, Leather, Smooth, Sweet, Wood