Tried this one out in my travel tumbler, no sugar or half & half. Thought I’d see how it’d do. I rate it as a success.

With the lid on my tumbler, I didn’t get the full smoky experience, tasting more ‘tea’ with the smoky being beautifully tacked on at the end. But it really didn’t make it bad – sure, it changed the flavor a bit but it was still great. I did remove my lid later to get the full sensory experience of this tea because the smell is fantastic and I’d hate to miss out on it.

I love how this tea feels. Almost like Jackee Muntz when it the parameters hit just right for caramel – that heavy, silky feeling. This wasn’t quite as heavy as JM but it almost felt like it had been honeyed. There was a sweetness to the tea that supported that view but it really wasn’t a normal honey taste – not sweet enough and a much darker taste – so it doesn’t really taste like there is honey in it, it just feels that way plus some sweetness.

Anyway, I really like this tea. A lot. It’s smoky and very smooth with a nice sweetness to it. But it isn’t overwhelmingly smoky (well, at least I don’t think so but non-smoky fans might). If this was sold separately, I’d be buying a big ole tin of it.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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