GCTTB (Round 6) entry
Loose leaf smells strongly of dried mint, citrusy flowers (chamomile), dry grass or herbs.
Steep 1: Strong scent/flavour of mint at first, followed by a union of mint and mellow chamomile. I absolutely love this combination. Chamomile blossoms give a musty, dried flower petal taste. There is a bit of honey, citrus, and yellow pollen taste from chamomile too. I can’t tell if the mint is a more mild (less manthol) peppermint, or if this is English mint. Either way, well done for not using something with an overpowering menthol flavour.
Steep 2: More of the same, maybe a bit more lemon and chamomile flavour. Chamomile reminds me of summer’s at my father’s property where the barn smells like hot hay on the warmer days. I was allergic to hay/pollen and found this smell to be very alluring. lol
Flavors: Bitter, Flowers, Hay, Herbs, Honey, Hot hay, Lemon Zest, Mint, Musty, Peppermint, Vanilla, Wood