4 Tasting Notes
my first darjeeling. first thought was a bit bitter, but loved the full body. tasted slightly creamy – maybe that’s the honey coming through. wish i’d taken the time to sniff out the notes, but it was the first cup of the morning and i was ready for some warmth, so i quickly added sweetener and half half. this transformed it into a lovely comforting cup. little bit of peppery heat at the end. definitely something i would love to keep stocked, and could see it being a longtime fave. came as a sample with my david’s tea order.
Flavors: Cream, Honey, Wood
absolutely loved the first sip. the rooibos and the cinnamon were so sweet yet warm and spicy and comforting. however, after a while the cinnamon started to feel a bit too heavy, too syrupy. might be better if i reduced my steeping time slightly or maybe with a splash of milk added. will give it another go. could see this being a nice comfort on a cold day with a stuffy nose.
lots of chocolate – the first few sips were divinely dark. didn’t taste much spice and expected a bit more fire with the peppercorns and chilis, but hardly felt any heat at all till a few sips in. and even then only a little, more like a slight warmth. added a bit of half and half which brought out the chilis slightly. might try a longer steep next time.
The scent is lovely. Lots of berry on the front end with the rose and coolness of lavender trailing behind. The taste took a cup or two to grow on me. It’s taken me a while to build up a palate for more floral tastes, and this one started as a little perfumey for me. I did end up loving it once I was able to parse out the different scents and ingredients and will likely order more. Would also like to try it cold.
I’m a bit of a tea noob, so forgive any ignorance revealed here!
Flavors: Berries, Flowers