Finished this one off at the office earlier this week and it was just a nice and relaxing cup during a day that was filled with a lot of much more rich and overly flavoured/fruity teas. Didn’t really drink this grandpa style as I didn’t top up/resteep, but I did toss the leaves loose into a teacup. The leaves were beautiful and so downy that, when I finished the mug, there was an olive hued ring in my teacup from where all the down had sort of collected during steeping.
Loved letting this get thick and intense – it drew out this smoky baker’s chocolate notes and elements of leather, musk, and sweet potato that were so thick and cozy on top of being sort of playfully burly as well. Nice and full bodied liquor and a hint of astringency that complimented the heavy notes.