Taking a break from the more froufrou French teas I’ve been drinking lately. Though to be fair, yesterday’s almond orange flower water pastry tea was not all that froufrou.
This tea arrived in my sampler box from the Quebec Online Tea Festival/ Festival du The Quebec. One of the few black teas, just saying.
The dry leaf is hardy and wiry. The leaves are longish.
I was rather surprised that this is smoky: medium smoky, in my humble opinion. The smokiness is juxtaposed with like a honey sweetness, a winning combination.
And oddly enough, it is the second tea I am seeing here today smoked on guava leaves. Who knew?
Really rather lovely. Smoky, sweet, full-bodied, malty. Easy to drink.
I will have no difficulty finishing off this packet of tea.