Good morning Steepster! Gah, I don’t even know what to do with myself with all of these new teas to try. I have so many black teas to choose from in particular. Oh well, gotta start somewhere! I thought this would be a good first tea of the day because it mentions briskness on the package. The leaves vary a lot in size, and there are pieces of stem as well. In the package, the tea smells somewhat spicy and malty. If I dump some tea into my hand to smell, it smells more mellow and sweet. Odd!
This is one of those teas that just doesn’t have much aroma. And that’s no fault of it’s own, it’s just the way it is. Whoa, this is an interesting one. At first taste, it seems very musty and hay-like. But it becomes creamier and maltier as the sip progresses. The flavor is actually really light and not brisk at all. There’s also a somewhat vegetal flavor, I think? It’s odd, the flavor disappears before I have much time to think about it, leaving just a light malty aftertaste.
Flavors: Creamy, Hay, Malt, Musty, Smooth, Vegetal