Mastress Alita’s Monthly Sipdown Challenge
June 2022 → A pricey tea
This is my priciest non-caffeinated tea, so far as I can tell, and it really is remarkable. I was excited about it when I first saw the listing and bought a couple of small pouches to try. I don’t think it’s still available, but I do hope it comes back at some point.
The liquid is much lighter than I expected. It definitely steeps up like an herbal blend. The flavor and aroma is mostly bittersweet chocolate, which I love. It’s almost too bitter, but manages to keep itself on the side of fancy dark chocolate rather than falling over into bitter dandelion brew territory. It does have that earthy quality from the dandelion, but it lends more to the complexity rather than tasting like straight dirt (as some dandelion herbals do). It seems to get richer as it cools, a nice surprise. This is one of those rare teas that I can drink without any additions. In fact, I think I might almost prefer it that way. I added a bit of honey to this cup, but it overwhelmed the flavor a bit.
Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Earthy