Adventaggedon Day 12: Tea 4/6
The dry leaf of this tea smelled really good and the highly fuzzy little curled up golden leaves were just stunning to look at. More than that, I was just relieved that this wasn’t coated in luster dust. I think I’m going to be holding my breath a little with each and every mention of ‘gold’ in this advent going forward…
To elaborate on the dry leaf smell; I found this to be incredibly sweet and fruit smelling. Like overripe nectarines or some kind of sweet stonefruit preserve but mixed with hints of warm sweet yams, caramel, and good chocolate. The taste was very rich and full bodied with the most pleasant thick liquor. I did get a lot of more deep and syrupy stonefruit type notes leaning more in that apricot/nectarine side of things mixed with a ton of caramelized and starchy squash, some malt, and then a pleasant cocoa note as well.
Really impressive and just delicious!