This was included as a sample in my christmas gift order for my dad so I thought we might open it and drink a day early. Its very malty up front, smells amazing, but the aftertaste that lingers post-sip is astringent and bitter. This would stand up to milk and sugar, but since I drink my tea plain, I won’t be seeking this one out again.

Flavors: Bitter, Dark Chocolate, Malt, Yeasty

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I started drinking more tea about 10 years ago when I found that even my half -caf coffee was making me jittery and then sleepy after the caffeine wore off. While I started out with mostly Teavana, but soon expanded my tea cupboard to include lapsang souchon, pu-erh, Assam, and other strong black teas. I do enjoy oolongs, green, and other teas, as well as a nice tisane for an evening cuppa.
I’m not fond of jasmine or bergamont teas, though I’ll try anything once.
I am an avid traveler, hiker, soccer player/watcher.
I love trying new tea in new places, if you see something in my cupboard you want to try, hit me up for a swap!


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