Unearthed this one which I bought a year ago at our local tea festival. Conveniently, it was still in the tea festival shopping bag which made it easy to locate and as our annual festival date is rapidly approaching again, I needed to get busy. With my tea situation being the way it is, I am indeed starting to wonder whether I have any business at all going to the tea festival this year.Now that I’ve covered the context, now about the tea. Mostly smokey, but nicely so. I don’t detect any maple, not even when I squint, though that might indeed be what is softening the smoke. I am guessing that the base here is a blend of Lapsang and possibly Keemun. There is the slightest bit of sweetness on the tail end of the sip. And the sweetness creeps up as you continue on with your cup adding legitimacy to the maple concept. I like it and will not have any difficulty finishing off the rest of the bit that I have left.
Happily on steep number three.
If I do end up going to the tea festival, I might just seek out more of this if the vendor is there.