Firsr cup of the morning; wanted something strong and full bodied and I knew that I’d get both of those things from this tea on top of getting in a sipdown.
This is nice – it starts with a sweet note that’s giving me vibes of honey, dark rye, and some subtle fruity undertones. The body is more malty and savory, with notes that are a touch more herbaceous such as tulsi. There’s also a buckwheat sort of undertone and more generalized sweetness carrying throughout the sip; almost like a light, brighter sort of molasses quality. The finish is very lingering and a little bit brassy, with a sticky sweet date kind of taste. It’s very full bodied, without any astringency or bitterness. Just smooth, interesting layers of flavour.
This is one that I’ll miss, if nothing else, for its uniqueness.