From Dark Matter 2016
It’s suddenly changed to being cold and dreary today so I thought it would be a good time to try this tea. I saw a few recommendations to brew this western style and upon opening the package I see the tea is small broken leaves so I definately wanted to use my For Life brew mug. The tea itself is dark and uniform, nothing appeared to be added. The smell was sweet and spicy and reminded me of either a pastry or spice mix I had once. I can’t quite place the memory, isn’t that infuriating?
To prevent bitterness I only brewed 3 minutes. The tea itself is rich and malty with a bit of chocolate and chestnuts. There’s a bit of spice at the beginning and also an end note much like the smell. I imagine that’s the rum? I have no idea what that tastes like…but it’s very good. I ended up with almost no bitterness or astringency, it was very smooth. I guess you really need to watch your brewing times with this one.