Licorice root. Star Anise. Fennel. All ingredients that those who hate licorice fear. They often take over and drown out all other ingredients. I am happy to report, for all licorice haters out there, that is not the case here!
Spice and raisin are the shining stars here. Just a hint muscatel to bridge the raisin and rum notes together. Dry but sweet and it pairs nicely with the lingering maple. Mulling spices warm everything up. Alas, there is no cream to be found. The base is a little more brisk than I would like but it connects to the muscatel flavor to tie everything together.
The tea is nice but perhaps it is trying to do a bit too much. The flavors get muddled and it takes a bit of focusing to really pick out each individual element. It’s pleasant enough and comforting on a cold day but it might have done well to focus on just one or even a couple of components and highlight those.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: A Quarter To Tea
Jun Chiyabari black tea is blended with the flavors of rum soaked raisins, maple, and mulling spices. Sweet, creamy and subtly spiced. This is a perfect fall cup.