Still chipping away at this sampler. Haven’t had a pure darjeeling in a long time.
This is brews up a little darker than expected. I’m getting notes of peppers, grass stems, toast, and muscatel. Even at three minutes, it’s pleasantly bitter. Pretty standard stuff for this kind of tea, I guess. And this tea company, really. Why are all their teas so heavy-handed?? I’m scared to try the lapsang now!
Anyway, this is another one that’s mediocre but has nothing wrong with it. I’m just really partial to Chinese black teas instead.
EDIT: And as I’ve come to expect from this company — the caffeine in this is out of control, too.
Flavors: Bell Pepper, Dark Bittersweet, Green, Muscatel, Plant Stems, Toast, Toasted