Mastress Alita’s Sipdown Challenge, March 2022: A tea that makes you happy
Also falls under “a discontinued/otherwise unavailable-for-purchase tea”, and I’m incredibly sad about that.
This tea is magical chocolate pastry goodness. It smells like fresh, hot carnival funnel cake goodness and exquisite cream-filled chocolate éclairs. It tastes like velvety dark chocolate woven with delicate threads of vanilla and amaranth. It has no justification for being this good (or this unavailable to me), and so I’m mad at it.
Also, it’s a shame that this tea doesn’t have a photo, because it’s a super pretty blend of tightly curled black tea with a spread of red and blue petals. I meant to take a photo, but every time I went to look at it I became distracted by the aroma and ended up making a cup instead (resulting in this speedy, mournful sipdown).
Fans of Laoshan Black-like and Whispering Pines “Vanilla Dreams” teas would find a lot of common ground to love here. I hope it gets reblended at some point in the future.
P.S. – all tea makes me happy, even the ones I don’t love (English Breakfast makes me happy 10/10). This is a free space.
Flavors: Bittersweet, Cream, Dark Chocolate, Malt, Nutty, Smooth, Vanilla