Holy crap! Look at me all reappearing over here and stuff.
I know it was almost a month ago, but I did get better in time to head up north with Fiance for the 4th. We had a blast tubing, four-wheeling, bonfires, and being nature-y
Fiance also never showed symptoms of strep. Jerk.
Anyway. It was probably a good thing I stepped back from here for a little bit. I’ve been able to curb my buying habits at least a little better. It’s not quite as cringe inducing when I check my bank account now. Unfortunately it seems I can’t stay away too long because loving tea and sharing that love kinda doesn’t go away. So I’m back.
After a long (for me) hiatus, I’m back with a review of a sample I got from KallieBoo! Thank you!
I’ve also only had a couple Keemum’s before this, so this is fun!
This cup brews up into something that’s the color of antique cherry wood and has a nice plummy earthy aroma. I didn’t really get smokey, but I’ve found that if the smoke is really subtle it comes across as earthy to me.
The taste is honey and sweet potato at the open, then morphs into an earthy rich maltiness with a slightly sweet and sour plum note. The aftertaste is that honey flavor with a more lingering taste of rich plum. It has a really smooth mouthfeel.
There’s some mild (very mild) astringency that lessens as the tea nears room temperature.
I really enjoyed this, and could see this being a great straight up iced tea.