A little pretentious?
Sure…you don’t name something Ambrosia if you’re lacking confidence. And this tea is everything…and then some.
The look, the color, the smell, the taste, it’s all heaven. Angels signing in my cup. Mozart’s requiem. Powerful stuff.
The brew is a crimson liquid gold…Oh Dian Hong, how I love you.
The addition of handcut vanilla (side bar: did I write “handcut”? Yes I sure did! This is no vanilla flavor, it’s vanilla. Period. No extract, no essence. Vanilla. Pure. In its original form, just like in all the WP blends. This fact needs to be mentioned and appreciated. End of side bar)
So yeah, as I was saying, the addition of vanilla brings undeniable distinction and sophistication.
The first sip and I’m like “hello, maple syrup”! If like me you’ve added a tad of maple to your black tea from time to time, you’ll get what I’m saying.
It’s sweet and malty. A maltiness that makes me so happy.
It’s a bit woody, and fruity…I get some cherry notes, but it’s very subtle.
If you wonder how it compares to the other Vanilla Dream black tea blends, this is what I have to say in a nutshell:
Golden Orchid is gooey fudge, Cocoa Amore is chocolate covered cherries, Elderwood is floral vanilla and Ambrosia is maple malt. There.
B-Boy, you couldn’t have chosen a better name for it…this is tea for the Gods, it’s blended to purrrfection.
Now I need to hit the “shitload” order button again….sigh.