I continue to find A Quarter to Tea teas that I’ve squirrelled away and am just getting to now.This tea is about a year old and possibly not having been kept in the best of conditions, so I won’t rate.
The leaf is scrolled loveliness.I don’t know how this tea would have tasted in its early days, but today, I am getting malt and a slight bready sweetness and the slightest bit of eggnog or eggy custard. The scent of the tea is somehow beyond description, something between candied yams and custard tarts just out of the oven.
An enjoyable cup but nothing even remotely resembling its name.
Edit—this is a longtime all day tea. I am currently appreciating steep six or seven and it continues to be pleasant. Oddly enough, ginger notes come up in later steeps.