I got a few ounces of this from my resent visit to the tea room a few weeks back. I’m glad that they sold all of their blends in house, to take home and enjoy. I typically avoid drinking any blend with broken Assam leaf, but I had a full pot of it at at the tea room, and liked it enough to have during the holidays.
The most crucial thing about this session is that it does well without any cream or extra sugar. There are little mint chocolate bits that add a bit of unique quality to the tea. Without it, I think the base wouldn’t be tolerable. It cuts the edge from the leaf, smoothing it out a bit, while avoiding the need to add anything extra to the cup.
A plus to this tea is that my wife likes it, too. I’ve converted her to loose leaf; which is a plus, I think. It’s good to have someone to drink tea with from time to time. I just make everything Western brewed with her, and will typically have a ‘side’ gongfu session in the meantime.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cream, Milk, Mint, Smooth