Yesterday, I may have spoken too soon when I posted on this tea. Today, it was ashtray like and really quite drying with an overlay of sunflower seed flavour and no caramel. Gah! Really not great.
The smoky was not a good smoky, but possibly could have provided a base flavour for the caramel to knit the smoke and the nuttiness together, but nope. Instead, it was these two disjointed flavours.
I will keep trying, of course, but I am wondering why I am having such a fickle experience when all the parameters are the same.
I don’t think I could drink another cup of something like what happened in my cup today.