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Delicious Yunnan black concoction with perhaps a bit of the Darjeeling peeking through. The Ceylon in this cup totally hid behind the Yunnan, or perhaps that’s all the dry leaf my teaspoon picked up. Or maybe my travel mug tampered with things as I was on the go all day. Ok, ok, it was only four hours but it felt like all day. Damn delicious.
Thank you for the share, Sil, and for giving me enough in the sample to have more of this at home in a proper cup or at least not covered up in a thermos-like container: like the context nature intended tea to be drunk in. Preferably wearing flannel pyjamas.
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Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate
I reached for this as tea of the morning after a hectic day of running. Thankfully, my health has been accommodating the past few days for which I am so grateful. Hectic days are not usually within my capacity, so truly truly truly yay!
The first sip of this tea hits you with a kapow, followed up with the bready smoothness. Nice malty scent rises from my cup as I inhale the deliciousness. Delightful.
Thank you for the sample, Sil.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Black Currant, Malt
Mmm, yeah. I started my day with this punchy tea. Malt with all capitals, but also a raisin or prune sweetness and intensity. A slight bit of dryness post-sip but a bit of honey too. I am very much enjoying this cup of goodness. It seems to be waking up cells that have been inert for a long while. Happily, I gave this one a brief steep, like two minutes. I suspect more steeping would not augur well. That said, I am adding this one to my shopping list because wow: damn fine tea.
I drank a charcoal roast oolong the other day and enjoyed it with chocolate. I am prolonging this ritual here. Chocolate and tea can be an awesome thing.
Thank you, Sil, for adding this one to the box.
Flavors: Malt, Raisins
Thanks for deleting my note, Steepster. That was really awesome of you. Let’s see if I can recount what I was saying.
Didn’t drink any green this morning and rhinkle came in earlier than usual, so we opted for hong for our morning tea session together. I don’t usually feel well if I try drinking them in the same day.
This was a single 7g sample that I got from someone—I no longer remember who it was—and tossed it all into the gaiwan. First steep smelled immediately of cocoa and yielded a nice, deep red liquor. The taste was of rich, earthy cocoa with just a bit of a tannic bite and the slightest bit of acidity.
The flavor deepens in the second steep, and letting it cool results in a much smoother flavor and texture, almost as if it has a creaminess. I get hints of smoke, as well. Steeped and sipped on this one on and off over a few hours. It was enjoyable.
Flavors: Cocoa, Creamy, Smoke, Tannic
I’ve had this sitting in my cupboard for a while. Been occupied with drinking pu’er and oolong as of late, so my small collection of black teas has been somewhat sadly neglected.
Anyway, had a cup of this with breakfast a few days back. Didn’t take any detailed tasting notes but the smoke note has faded from what I remember. Sweet, smooth. Definitely need to finish this one up soon though, it’s lost a fair amount of its original flavour.
OMG….. this tea wasn’t even in my cupboard. That means I haven’t updated it in forever. Shouldn’t really be surprised, the last tasting note I wrote was when I was in San Francisco -sorry Steepster I’ve been ignoring you.
This isn’t my favourite A&D blend but it’s nice. It’s a little too light and bright for me. Normally prefer something a little darker and smoother. Not getting much of the smoke that others are mentioning. I do think there is some fruity, grape something in here. For my tastes this is good not great.
Finally digging into my Andrews & Dunham stash. Again, trying to anti-gollum my teas. It pairs well with the “french toast” overnight oats I’m having for breakfast. I’ve never had overnight oats before…and I think I like it? Like oatmeal, I struggle with the texture though it tasted good. The tea seems perkier with the sweetness that was left in my mouth from the oats (there’s banana, vanilla, maple syrup, and cinnamon in it). I look forward to several more steeps. NE
Group buy with Tea Tiff.
This is a very smooth and somewhat smokey black tea, with a bit of sweetness showing up as it cools. I don’t think I care for the smoke here. I like it better than Octoberfest, but not as well as Tiger Assam, or Red-Tailed Hawk
Flavors: Smoke, Sweet, Tea
Joint order with Tea Tiff.
This is an interesting black tea. It tastes particularly bright and fruity. I’m tasting mostly currants with just a hint of sweet potato. It’s also a little bitter and astringent, but pleasantly so. I’m a fan.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Black Currant, Sweet Potatoes
Sample from Tea Tiff. Thank you!
I’ve been wanting to try some A&D teas for a while since I’ve heard lots of people rave about them, but I go through caffeinated teas pretty slowly so I didn’t get around to buying any until Tea Tiff put together a group buy a few months ago. I got an ounce of three teas and Tea Tiff threw in a sample of this as well. It’s definitely unlike any black tea I’ve had before, with a distinct flavor of leather and smoke. I don’t think I particularly care for the leathery flavor, though. Another tea to knock off my wish list, then.
Flavors: Leather, Smoke
I usually go for Assams that are extremely malty, and this one doesn’t have much maltiness at all. That being said, this is such a good, solid, robust tea, the lack of malt doesn’t affect my enjoyment of it. Don’t overleaf, unless you want a VERY strong tea with a very small amount of bitterness. It’s pretty forgiving about oversteeping, but I wouldn’t push it too much. Otherwise, a pleasant, flavorful, smooth tea with a hint of sweetness. One of my go-to teas to start my day.
Thank you for the sample Sil
I can see why this is called holiday blend. It is bready/malty/ and a little fruity. Cocoa notes are present for me way in the background. This would be good to drink during the holidays wrapped up in a warm blanket reading a book. It’s just that cozy…..or should I say damn fine???!!!
The description on here included astringent which is how I would describe this. Quite an eye opener in regards to the strength of the taste. Dry malt in taste, but the mouth pucker is much more noticeable. It’s possible this would be more for someone who like their strong Assam or even Ceylon teas but for those who want a chocolate Dianhong or delicate Darjeeling this may just tickle your taste buds the wrong way.
Thank you for the sample Sil!
This one was really good, a nice caffeine kick. I mostly get notes of malt, woodsy with just a touch of smoke, and slight fruity notes similar to a Keemun that I had recently (but I can’t remember which one). The astringency is fairly mild.
To order or not to order, that is the question….
It seems that I never have time to sit down and have a hot cuppa before work, so I have beeen cold brewing black tea. I don’t want to wake up my household turning on my kettle and don’t have the time (cough…patience) to wait for water to heat.
This actually turned out awesome as a cold brew. I was a little skeptical at first. I never should have doubted the tiger! It was still fairly bold with malty notes