My last tea from 2017! I just have to finish up the 25g of Yunnan Lily Black and this 15g packet and I’ll finally have achieved my goal of sipping down all the 2017 tea acquisitions in my cupboard! (Sadly 2018 is the “worst” of my spending habits… hooboy…)
Not sure how this one differs from the French Vanilla Marshmallow Assam, which I know I’ve had before. Smells about how I remember from that other blend… sort of a honeyed bread/malt note, molasses, and sweet vanilla cream. However, I’m getting a slight alcoholic/medicinal tinge on the sip, which is usually when I have a sensitivity to a flavoring… Not sure if it’s this particular batch, or the age (my packet was still sealed, at least), but I definitely remember I never got that on the French Vanilla Marshmallow Assam. It’s a little distracting from the cup, but not undrinkable. The base tea is wonderfully smooth, like warm bread, molasses, and a hint of raisin, and the vanilla (albeit a bit alcoholic) is sweet and bringing out a creamed honey sort of note.
I’ll have to see if that flavoring issue calms down a bit as I work through the packet and a bit of air circulates with the leaves, or perhaps just pull my remaining packet out of French Vanilla Marshmallow Assam to compare… but I’d rather horde that one, hahaha!
Flavors: Alcohol, Baked Bread, Cream, Honey, Malt, Medicinal, Molasses, Raisins, Vanilla