On dry leaf aroma alone, this was the sample from my most recent order that I was most eager to steep up – it smells delightfully of a bright white peach-style note with some sweetness and then hints of brown sugar and warming spices.
Steeped up it’s actually a pretty good ‘smell to flavour’ translation – peach forward with that light to medium level intensity bright white peach note and then some undertones of brown sugar, cinnamon, and apple. Somewhat medium bodied from the black tea base, which contributes a small amount of a floral and malty note. I wouldn’t call this is a very rich/heavy or overly sweet blend, and I personally like that. I enjoy sweet and fruity blends, but I also like that this is sort of in that middle ground of being light and airy and also indulgently flavourful – it’s a nice spot to be in.
It’s not really cakey though – however, I’m a personal believer that the addition of a very light amount of sweet cinnamon can really help pass off those pasty/baking flavours in a tea blend. With the maple, spice, and apple notes though I can see how this would be a crumble even if it’s maybe not a cake!? Regardless, I think it’s clear that I’m a fan!