Ok, so, a few tasting notes…
1. I put sugar (fair trade organic cane) in the mug, but when I put the infuser over my mug, it was tres full. Like to the brim full. So I didn’t add any milk, nor did I stir the sugar in at the bottom. I just began sipping.
2. I’m having leftovers for lunch…vegetable stew with rice, from a West African take away place that just opened up near me, so there is a slight spicy, savoury feel to the veg.
I just got 1/3 of the way down the mug before I realized I had room to stir the sugar in now, and add milk if I wanted to! It is a perfect compliment to the lunch. It has the right amount of balance of sweet and nutty and smooth. It is not heavy or light…it seems very balanced. I don’t know how to explain it, really, but the black and white aspect does come through, in a subtle way. It’s sorta like a large jazz band…there are lots of parts that make up the overall sound, but it is smooth and sleek. That is how I feel about Checkmate…a simple smooth taste, but complex.