Haven’t had this tea in ages so I thought I’d brew some up this morning as a lazy latte.
Meaning that I added some milk and sweetener but didn’t froth it. This tea was quite literally inhaled by me.
Prep: I used one perfect spoon of it,(using the Teavana perfect spoon) I actually am not sure how long I steeped it, but I sure wish I did since it turned out Amazing! I know that it was much shorter than I usually steep it. Since it’s usually cold by then I’m guessing maybe 7 minutes is how long I steeped it this time.
Taste notes: Since I added a dash of good quality maple syrup it was slightly sweet but the maple flavor blended with the smokiness so well that you wouldn’t be able to guess what type of sweetener it was. The balance of smokiness is perfect, you can taste the robustness of the black tea, and the smoke. The smokiness doesn’t remind you of anything except for a warm campfire. I would easily rename this tea as a Smokey/Campfire breakfast tea. The black tea base really holds it’s own against the smoke flavor.
This is definitely a favorite morning tea from now on and or lazy latte. Note to self* Even though you generally like oversteeped teas, Do NOT oversteep this one.
Flavors: Campfire, Malt, Smoke