Yet another in my dwindling supply of ancient SpecialTeas samplers. This tea smelled malty and a little tart while brewing – almost reminiscent of vinegar, but not in a strong or unappetizing way. The taste is light and soft, however not weak at all. It’s got ever so slight a hint of citrus in the aftertaste. Really liking this tea. I might get some from elsewhere so I can try a sample that isn’t many years old and see how it compares. I’ll be sad to see this one go. SpecialTeas had pretty nice sample sizes, so I should be able to get another 3 small pots out of the bag.

Flavors: Citrus, Malt, Tea

Boiling 2 min, 45 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I live in Toronto, Canada, land of the fiercely intense, but short, summer, and absurdly long, equally fierce, cold autumn/winter/spring. Tea, coffee, soup, stew, chilli, mulled wine, and hot cider are staples here for a good part of the year.

Currently, I’m really digging plain black tea, chocolate and caramel accented black teas, and chais. I’m not into super grassy teas, but I like a good, smoky jasmine green. I’m told I should try some lapsang and pu’erh, which I intend to do, but I’m hella lazy. One of these days!

I live with one (very loud) Siamese cat, one (floppy-eared and goofy) Doberman Pinscher, and one (somewhat introverted and stoic) man who indulges me shamelessly. I’m pretty lucky. :)


Toronto, ON

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