Placed an order with Arthur Dove in December to stock up. He was kind enough to give a few weeks notice before his teas had a price increase on them, and since it’s already a little pricey to order from him just because he’s in the UK (and shipping/dollar conversion is a bitch) I figured it was as good an excuse/justification as any! That order arrived today!
I’m justinfinishing up a mug of this tea now and I’m enjoying it – like all the other primarily black tea blends I’ve tried from Arthur so far (Banana Fudge, Salted Caramel, etc.) this is lighter on the flavouring than the kind of blends you would typically from North American companies – I enjoy that I get to focus on the black tea though, and that the few flavorings and other ingredients used are simplistic but really well focused and executed. There’s a doughy chocolate note here worthy of a nice Chocolate Chip profile, but also a pleasantly sweet and just a little bit roasty almond note – so it’s like having a Chocolate Chip with a dash of Amaretto mixed in. It’s a good level of sweetness!