I figured I’d make a nice black tea to go along with my Spicy Black Bean burger for lunch, and so I picked this one out from the selections that LiberTEAS sent me.
This is very nice! It’s very smooth and kind of light for a black tea. It doesn’t have a lot of astringency but it is there. What’s strange though is that the astringency can be detected while you’re drinking it, rather than after you swallow when it leaves that distinct dryness in your mouth. The one word I think of with the aftertaste is juicy. It’s very wet in your mouth afterwords (if that makes sense) and it leaves kind of a heavy feeling. It has a nice fruit taste, but not a sweet fruit. More like a savory apple, if that makes any sense. It definitely has an essence of sweetness without being like flat out sweet, if that makes sense. Kind of like a really convincing pseudo-sweet.
A very nice cuppa, thank you LiberTEAS for sending this my way!