I picked up an ounce of this Van Dyke along with a couple other blends from these guys. This is the second time I’m buying from Soleil Teas and I only have great things to say about them so far. I just love how unique their blends are! In fact they don’t seem to carry any typical flavored teas.
I really didn’t know what to expect when I bought this Van Dyke. First whiff of the dried leaves was a tranquil journey through the woods. I used 2 heaping teaspoons with 10 oz of water in my french press and brewed for 1 minute. The scent was so refreshing. It was mossy, foresty , woodsy… The best part is that it tasted as promising as it smelled. I think the high quality black tea base (Fujian Noir ?) made a huge difference. The cup was smooth with a tad of fruitiness and lots of malt. Reminds me of gin almost. I give this tea an A+!
Flavors: Campfire, Dark Wood, Honey, Malt, Moss, Rainforest