Good morning! I celebrated St. Pattys day in the “city” last night, so I managed to make a trip to Wegmans. I didn’t like using my decent Darjeeling as my everyday black, so I picked up various blacks. I’m testing to see which is the right fit. This is the first runner up.
The tea is described as a champagne from Sri Lanka. The dry leaves look like curled rubies. They have a blood red appearance with small black wisps. The dry aroma is smooth and mellow. I put a generous teaspoon into my mug and brewed. The scent from my mug is very light and fruity. Its a warm soaked earth with dark fruit tones. The taste is pretty similar. Its a slightly roasted mouthfeel, and it has a dark leather flavor. This brew is mostly silky except for slight astringency. I like this as a late morning brew. I’m not sure it has enough kick to wake me up these early mornings.
Flavors: Dark Wood, Leather, Wet Earth