3 Tasting Notes
I’m addicted. I’m throwing my hands up into the air in acceptance and jubilation for this tea is perfection in a cup. The lavender is blended SO perfectly with the bergamot and black tea that my mouth is on a stairway to heaven every time I drink it. I don’t add any milk or sugar or anything. It is absolutely perfect the way that it is. I enjoy drinking it with one of my freshly-made butter croissants or raspberry jelly donuts as I feel like those pastries really compliment the simple yet luxurious notes of this blend.
Flavors: Bergamot, Berries, Honey, Lavender
I LOVED my first cup of this tea. I was thrilled! Finally — a chocolate tea I was thrilled about…and then I made myself another cup another day. It was awful. I thought I did something wrong. Where was the tiramisu flavor I so thoroughly delved into and swam through? Where was the delicious chocolate and coffee?! WHERE?! WHAT HAD I DONE TO MAKE THE FIRST CUP SO GLORIOUS?! Alas, I could not replicate the first cup’s heavenly flavor and aroma. This tea is awful and depressing. I stuck a sticky note on it that read “FREE!!!!” on my condo’s entry hall table and some poor soul took it. Maybe they had better luck?
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Dark Bittersweet, Dust, Licorice, Metallic
Upon first inhale, this tea’s aroma reminded me of a heavily malted brown ale. This was slightly off-putting as it was an aroma I did not associate with tea. However, I had finally spotted the ever-elusive American Breakfast at my local market and I was willing to take the dive.
I am SO glad that I did. It’s smoky and smooth upon first tasting and it finishes cleanly with a sweet note. I’m not sensitive to caffeine (coffee addict, ahoy!), so I’m unsure how much this cuppa’s content will effect me. Either way, it’s a solid and satisfying cup that I intend to linger over every morning.
Flavors: Roasted, Smoke, Sweet, Winter Honey