Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: August Uncommon Tea
The ostentatious warmth of a Southern drawl. A tea with robust body, and character to match. In the first sip, the chewiness of burnt sugar mingles with the dark, rich flavor of buttery buckwheat hotcakes and finally, a latent chicory note. A drop of milk adds a whisper of bourbon. Effortless charm that ambles all the livelong day.
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This is one of August Uncommon Tea’s most popular blends and I’ve heard wonderful things about it. I’m in the mood to have this as my morning cup today. It smells interesting… almost a little bit like plastic? There is something in this that reminds me of something other than tea.. maybe burnt rubber? The scent doesn’t make this tea sound appealing, but I’m interested to see if the flavor of the tea offers something different.
Sipping… hmm.. I’m not getting anything that’s really that different from the scent. That same burnt rubber/plastic taste does come through. Ergh.. it does linger on the tongue and I can’t really get rid of it. It reminds me a little bit of charcoal as well. I wish that I could taste some of the other flavors that August Uncommon Tea mentions.. burnt sugar, buckwheat hotcakes and chicory.. but for me, it’s really just that plastic taste mingled with the charcoal.
I know there are many others who enjoy this tea, so I think it just didn’t work out with my tastebuds.. I’m happy to have tried it, but I simply couldn’t finish the cup.