I’m easing myself back into heavier tea consumption as the weather grows a bit cooler. I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while but somehow never got around to it.
The dry leaves smell like sugar cookies! The aroma of the tea carries this over pretty well. The sugar part is definitely there, the cookie a bit less so — and yet, there’s a pastry undertone. It’s been a while since I had a black tea in a clear glass and I remember why I love clear glass now — what a pretty color. Deep red with a touch of brown, but not quite enough brown to make it mahogany.
It’s a slightly sweet black “tea” flavor with a sweet finish and aftertaste and some astringency to the mouthfeel and a briskness to the tea base. The pastry note is very subtle, but sneaks up on you.
Leland is pretty close to me. How is it I’ve never been there?
Flavors: Pastries, Sugar