This tea is rather strange. A decent but not spectacular Darjeeling lightly scented with bergamot flavouring and vanilla. This unusual pairing ends up like a faint version of the strange taste of orchid tea, a little reminiscent of powdered coffee creamer or dry meringue cookies. With a touch of milk, the aftertaste instead reminds me of white chocolate. The tea is overall mild without complicated flavor notes or progression; something I would rather gulp than sip and contemplate. It does a good job of warming me up. However, I am not a fan of this flavour profile, so I will not be ordering any more once I run out. That said, while it does not impress me, Sacher Blend is certainly not “bad”, and I won’t have any trouble finishing my current batch.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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