I got a sample of this to try out and I have to say that this is a really interesting tea! I brewed this in boiling water for 3min. The resulting tea was very dark, quite strong, and tasted really earthy, kind of like drinking dirt… but in a good way(?). I wasn’t really a fan of it in the beginning, but as it cooled down, the vanilla note emerged. Subsequent steepings yielded a nice creamy vanilla taste, just like drinking vanilla ice cream! And as I was waiting for the tea to cool down, I kept on getting whiffs of a scent reminiscent of dark chocolate chip cookies. I think this is the perfect dessert tea!
Liquid Proust describes the taste profile as “vanilla, fudge, woodsy earth” which I think is spot on. I will have to get more of this tea in the future!