I know I have some of this from Courtney on the way, so I figured I would sip down my one lonely little sample packet of it this morning.
I’m really enjoying this one. It’s quite earthy-tasting, but it also has a lovely dark and rich molasses flavor to it that I find very comforting. Alongside it are some dark dried fruits, a combination of tart cherries and syrupy raisins. I also taste a soft woodiness, and a bit of hay and honey near the end of the sip. There’s also a slight nectarous sweetness that’s not quite floral, and perhaps reminds me a bit of apricot?
I know Courtney found this a bit smoky, which is why she didn’t enjoy it as much, and I can see a hint of smoke here among the earthy and mineral notes.
A very lovely and understated tea, with a nice mix of sweet fruity notes with darker earth and wood. It has a lovely malty, bready flavor and nice body, and in a lot of ways reminds me of an Assam. I wouldn’t call it a standout, but it’s perfectly pleasant to sip on and the comforting flavors warm me from the inside out. ❤
Flavors: Apricot, Baked Bread, Brown Sugar, Cherry, Cherry Wood, Dried Fruit, Earth, Hay, Honey, Malt, Mineral, Molasses, Nectar, Raisins, Smoke, Smooth, Stonefruit, Sweet, Thick, Tobacco, Wood