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Recent Tasting Notes
Very, very rooibos forward blend with a lot of that woody mineral taste, but alongside it almost equal parts of just a distinct, clear orange note. To call it blood orange feels like perhaps somewhat of a stretch, but it’s dark and dense enough in nature without a lot of tartness/acidity so I do feel like I see what they were going for.
Found this one really easy going and sippable, especially as someone who likes the taste of rooibos.
Q is for…Queen Mary
Thank you Sil and OMGsrsly for this tea!!
I used the whole sample in one of my small pots of tea. This is not my sort of black tea though. This is more like a breakfast blend in that it has a briskness to it. I like my black teas to be more like dessert. Still, always fun to try something new!
Considering the Burning Season™ BC often gets, I’m kinda weirded out by the name of this tea.
Also, it smells bacony. Which is something I wouldn’t expect due to the rose, jasmine, and bergamot.
It’s not terrible, definitely drinkable with a touch of maple and some sort of milk or cream. This one does better with a shorter steep time for sure.
But it’s not the smokey tea of my heart. That one is Murchie’s Russian Caravan. Which I’m out of.
With three weeks of wildfires raging, I can’t bring myself to reach for and enjoy any of my smokey teas right now. * Shakes fist at fires *
So since I am home today, I have been trying to make my way through the box so I can pass it on in a timely manner. That means I have tried a lot of tea and since most of it is caffeinated, I have gotten a little jittery. So, I decided to balance out all that caffeine with some caffeine free options. This one has a faint berry and maybe a little vanilla but mostly it is bland to me. It’s not bad but not really memorable either. Nonetheless, thank you Arby for the chance to try something new.