Because buying new tea IS addictive (don’t tell me it isn’t!) and I was browsing Etsy, when ad of this teashop appeared with some kind of interesting tea (it wasn’t this one), I have decided to give them a try. And as they are from neighboring country, shipping fee wasn’t high either. So in total I placed order with 4x 50 grams of tea blends.
An EG with cardamom (I have not noticed cinnamon until I saw the pouch) sounds so interesting, so I have decided for this one to brew right after I opened the box.
Honestly, the pouch is very cinnamon forward, the sweet kind of cinnamon, but also cardamom is noticeable pretty much well. I was ready for being hit in the nose by bergamot, but nope.
I have brewed it differently than on instruction (half teaspoon/cup + 1-2 minutes steeping time seems very short to me), so I used one full teaspoon, even heaped; and steeped for 3 minutes. It seems I haven’t made any mistake with this; as it was pretty nice.
This is actally pretty much floral-kind of EG. Bergamot is quite mild, and rather the cinnamon dominates in flavour. The cardamom complements it well with its unique taste along with that floral bergamot. Sadly it’s not zesty as I have hoped for.
In conclusion it’s certainly a nice tea, a good daily drinker; but hopes were higher. Maybe it will grow on me and when I will make a sipdown note, I will see it differently. Sometimes it just happens.
Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Floral