#adventageddon Day Sixteen – 6/6
I’ve been waiting to try this tea since first receiving this advent – I accidently saw it while I was setting up the advent (it’s one of those cute ones that’s hung on a string with clothes pins) and then immediately forgot which day it was, but damn if I didn’t get hooked on the idea of a Nepalese Oriental Beauty! I definitely don’t think I’ve tried one before…
This was fascinating – and delicious! I have to say that the most striking element of this tea for me was a thick, sweet and jammy strawberry/raspberry note that was particularly present in the early two or three infusions. Like a particularly dense and freshly made fruit preserve! Aside from that there was a light astringency and bitterness, notes of orange blossom and thick creamed honey, and a little toasty bread note. So, basically, it’s like having a delicious slice of fresh bread topped with jams and honeys galore!
Also interesting is that I really didn’t taste much of the notes that teabento describes the tea having – but I loved it all the same!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyY7Yvx2PYA