This is my second time drinking this tea, though the first time was with a friend and I didn’t really have the chance to think carefully about this one.
First steep comes in quite light but showcases some of the high notes. There’s a strong fruity grape note here, with a hint of tartness to it. I would consider this note to be the highlight of this tea.
The smell of the wet leaves smells like a black tea—dark and malty—and a little bit of that makes its way into the flavor. I would definitely draw some parallels between this and a black tea, however this carries a heavier proportion of fruity flavor to dark, malty, and black flavor. If you brew it for longer, you pull more of those black tea notes out, however it always remains quite fruity.
Overall, an enjoyable tea for those who would enjoy fruity black teas!
Flavors: Grapes, Malt