Steeping up a pretty casual session with one of these minis! This is my first time trying this black tea and it’s pretty close to W2T’s site description; super sweet and syrupy, especially in the front half each steep in the earlier portion of the session. I find the deep garnet coloured liquor it produces so mesmerizing. Perhaps it’s subconsciously creating some suggestion bias, but it feels super apt for the coating, bright notes of sweet grenadine that I get in the fleeting top notes of most infusions before the profile settles into more of the spun sugar, chocolate, and malt flavours that better define the session. The aftertaste is particularly intriguing as it’s the least sweet part of the tea. It’s hard to put my finger on exactly what the tasting note is, but it’s unlike anything else in the session.
Tea Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CnXnIGguhV6/
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F39ts57OcRo