Another of the samples from my Harney free shipping order. This tea is from Tanzania, a region I don’t think I’ve tried before. According to the description, it’s similar to a high-grown Ceylon, but I don’t know whether any of the Ceylons I’ve tried fit that description or not. (I’m a Ceylon newbie…) The leaves are small and dark brown, but there’s a reddish hue that’s especially visible in the stems. Dry scent is quite fruity! Strong plum or peach notes with a touch of floral and spice.
Hmm… This one is interesting. The beginning of the sip is somewhat generically malty with a touch of acid and some astringency. I’m not really getting those fruity notes from the dry scent. But near the end, I get an interesting buttery bread-like flavor that I think it what people mean when they describe a tea as having biscuit notes. Not something I would purchase, but it was interesting to try.
Flavors: Astringent, Baked Bread, Butter, Citrus, Malt