New tea from the MF website. When it arrived, I opened the bag and recoiled—what perfumed the air was not pleasant to me. A round, pronounced mechanical smell was front and center. I had to wade through these strange notes to even discern the vanilla.
Curious minds want to know, so I decided to brew this tea first, before the others in my shipment. I followed the brewing guidelines to a tee, hoping the off-putting aroma would transform into something actually appealing. Nope. There was a bit of false hope on the nose—the overwhelming chemical notes of the tea leaves seemed to soften as the vanilla become more multidimensional. But when I tasted it, with a teaspoon of sugar, I was not a fan. It tasted like how the leaves smelled.
I’m trying to understand if I’m missing something delicate with this tea. It just doesn’t resonate with me. I wish I would have chosen another MF scented black tea that was in my cart.