Another unopened sample, steeped in accordance with package directions. They worked well for this one.
This is a backlog from two days ago while the site was down.
This is a wonderful tea. It’s definitely on the wish list.
In the packet it smells like earthy chocolate. After steeping it smells and tastes like the base of some of the ATR blends I love.
There’s a quality to this tea that I have tasted in Samovar teas and also in Cline Zinfandel. I don’t know what it is or how to describe it, but I think of it as depth. It’s also part of the quality I identify as malty. There’s no taut surface tension to this one. It’s like falling into a flavor. The tea is also quite a pretty color — mahogany, and clear.
And that flavor is naturally just sweet enough. I taste molasses, baked bread, chocolate.
I’m so glad they still offer this. It’s a close to perfect black tea.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Earth, Malt, Molasses