Continuing with the today’s Toronto Tea Festival theme. This is a sample I picked up there.
The tea has a pungent aroma of honey, flowers and dried fruits. Taste is also strong and quite bitter, at least the way I brewed it. Flavours are overwhelmingly malty and woody, but the overall profile is a mix of sweet and bitter. I also get a hint of dried black currants, grapefruit and blackberry leaves, even though I wouldn’t call the taste fruity. The aftertaste is a little leathery and has nice dryness to it. I like the mouthfeel too, it is bubbly and the tea has a full body.
Flavors: Berry, Bitter, Black Currant, Blackberry, Drying, Flowers, Grapefruit, Honey, Leather, Malt, Sweet, Wood