8 Tasting Notes
Perfect tea to accompany a simple, straight forward short bread cookie.
The dry leaf smells enticingly of astringent black tea, fruity roses, and warm, creamy white chocolate. I used to hate the idea of adding chocolate to a tea but this is the tea that changed my mind.
I drink this with neither milk nor sugar; the white chocolate takes care of any need for sweetness or creaminess. I agree with steeping this no longer than 4 minutes, as the base does seem to go bitter quickly.
Only had less than a tsp left so it’s probably a little weaker than it should be for full effect. I let it steep the full 7 minutes then added it to hot, whisked almond milk for a latte. Added a bit of “Sugaresque” (erythritol) but the weird fake sweetener taste seemed to go alright with this brew. I think I like the smell more than the taste. Toasty, cinnamon-y, a bit of spice. I don’t so much taste these things as smell them which leads me to think I’d enjoy this more if it were stronger. I’ll definitely pick up a 20 g or so bag of this to really get a feel for it.