It is dark and rich, but it isn’t bitter at all, which is a pleasant surprise! I don’t need milk or sugar. What surprises me is the smokiness. I didn’t detect that in the smell, but it definitely has a light smoky, nutty flavour which reminds me of the Lapsang Souchong from Tea Classico. But it’s not only smoky… there is the richness of dark berries… blackberries, currants, grapes. The after-taste is like a burnt caramel… a little sweet, a little smoky… rich.
Flavors: Berries, Black Currant, Caramel, Cloves, Molasses, Smoke
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML