This is another tea from derk!
I wanted something to go with a blueberry croissant from a local bakery. It was almost more like a Krispy Kreme doughnut with blueberry filling. They are delicious but almost too sweet for me. I thought a nice roasted tea would offset the sweetness perfectly.
This is one of the darkest, most heavily roasted oolongs I have ever had – and I loved it. I do not like coffee, and I have tried to wrap my head around what it is that people like about coffee. When I have tried it, it is so bitter and strong that I just don’t get it.
Tonight, this tea made me almost get it. There was something about it that made me think of coffee, but I loved every sip. It has light body but such richness, like nearly burnt toast and roasted nuts – maybe toasted pecan? – and smoke. The flavor of the tea more than made up for the overly sweet dessert.
Thank you, derk, for a lovely tea experience!