Oh glorb that smells good. Hot Buttered Rum it is, with a touch of smoke. If I were drinking this blind without knowing the name or ingredients, I’d say it smells rich, sweet and somewhat dark, like butterscotch mixed with caramel right as it reaches its smoke point. Throw in some vanilla-spiced cola syrup for good measure. I got sidetracked and came back to the brewing tea 10 minutes later. Even then, the entire cup was very smooth and mineral. Taste was milder than the aroma but still pretty good. Woody, rummy and a touch earthy with spiced cola syrup. I can differentiate the ginger better in taste than in aroma. Finished cup smells like a cinnamon sticky bun, spiced rum.
My morning cup, which was brewed properly, was the same! Seems like I’m the biggest fan of this tea thus far. I very much needed a No Fuss, Comforting, Easy Tea Day — this nailed all three. Thank you, Martin :)
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Butterscotch, Caramel, Cinnamon, Earth, Ginger, Mineral, Pastries, Rum, Smoke, Smooth, Spices, Vanilla, Wood