I received my order from What-Cha today! After several reather bad days, it was really nice to have something like this to perk me up. And it’s cold and blustery out there, more like November than March, so tea is just want I wanted.
I decided to try this one first. It is the sample Alistair sent along, and he noted this is a new tea. It was harvested less than a month ago, on Feb 14 in Bihar India.
It’s malty, and rich, and bracing. This would be the sort of tea you want in the morning, to wake you up. I get a little bit of bitter at the end of the sip. I might try my next cup with a dollop of maple syrup. If you like a robust tea with lots of flavor and malt, i think you will love this one.
Edited to Add: Re-steeped. It’s even better! I also made toffee chip cookies and ate them fresh out of the oven, with the toffee soft and gooey. This tea is an absolutely perfect drink with these cookies. It’s a little smoother, still flavorful but the slight bitterness at the end of the sip is gone. Wonder if I over leafed it or over steeped it the first time? Upping my rating from 75 to 80.