I was thinking I’d like to have a cup of an old favorite today, but the ones I reached for were smokey teas and I just couldn’t do it with the five days of inescapable smoke from all the California wild fires burning. I look forward to being able to enjoy those teas again when the air is fresh. Instead I decided on vanilla.
I think I went through a bit of this tea a while back, but didn’t write any steeping notes so I don’t recall how I prepared it. I’m having it plain today. It was a little better when it was hot and takes on a touch of flatness as it cools. Still, I do get a bit of vanilla. It does seem well balanced with a slight leaning towards base flavors. I feel like this tea is growing on me a touch.