I had this while on vacation in Sedona, Arizona. I stopped for lunch at this beautiful indian gardens restaurant. The atmosphere was spectacular. The table was surrounded by Ivy and wild flowers and Navajo woven blankets covered the chairs. It was good to be back home. I always ask the staff what they recommend for tea, so that I don’t have to make a decision, hahah. The young man behind the counter said that this was by far his favorite. He brewed me a generous and amount and gave me some desert honey to throw in it. The taste was perfect. It had a smooth vanilla base with a tinge of tobacco. The cardamon added a dessert spice and complimented the pepper flavor. The honey encapsulated the entire brew and caused for an enjoyable experience by the red rocks on a brisk day. This was a memorable brew for me :)

Flavors: Pepper, Smooth, Toasty, Tobacco, Vanilla

Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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