Next packet of old holiday tea!
The dry leaf has a very strong nutty aroma! Smells a bit more like hazelnuts than chestnut on my nose (but then, I’m not a very versed person on chestnut… I don’t think I’ve ever had one?) but it is a welcome scent none-the-less.
Steeped 3g in 350ml 175F water for 2 minutes. Steeped, I still get that same lovely nutty/hazelnut-esque aroma from the cup, but I actually get the praline in aroma, as well. There is a sweet smell leaning toward caramel.
Love the taste! I think this might be my favorite of the “packets of old 52Teas Advent teas” I’ve tried yet, after Sticky Fig Oolong. The base tea has a natural nuttiness to it, and I think the flavor is leaning more strongly that way than the vegetal/smoky notes due to the added nutty flavoring. I get a bit of a mineral/earthy note in the background, and maybe a very subtle touch of smoke from the Gunpowder, but not enough to bother me… gives the sweet nuts a slight roastiness. The caramel sweetness pops at the end of the sip.
These flavors are just meshing together in the right way for me. Yum!
Flavors: Caramel, Hazelnut, Mineral, Nutty, Roasted Nuts, Smoke, Smooth, Sweet