GOSH! The extravagancy of not only being on Steepster at dead-early in the morning before leaving for work, but actually posting something. How decadent.
I’ll just make it quick because my first encounter with this one, which is one of the ones out of the enormous box of tea I received this weekend, because it struck me as kind of odd.
It has an extremely fruity sort of flavour. Extremely so. If I didn’t know better, I’d think it was flavoured with black currant or similar. It’s there in both the aroma and the flavour, but I have to assume that the labels on the bag in which it was sent to me are correct.
Very very strange! Somehow stranger than if it had been a cocoa note, which we’re used to seeing around here and there. I seem to recall someone else, I think it was Teaplz, having encountered this phenomenon before, and now I’m wondering if perhaps it was the same estate.
This is very fruity indeed, and perhaps I’ve actually happened across a Ceylon tea here that shows me a little more personality than other Ceylons. Usually with Ceylons the highest degree of interest I can muster is wondering why the tea world stubbornly sticks to calling them Ceylon teas instead of Sri Lanka teas…
I feel a bit like exploring this category again, although right now, with a cupboard that looks like it does, is SO not the time for it.