The aroma reminds me of a cross between ice(d) wine and Cabernet! It’s a nicely flavored black tea. The currant leaves and berries are perfectly in tune with my palate! This is juicy and has a nice evenness to the sweet-berry verses the sour-berry. I think it’s just lovely!
Peppermint is one of my favorite restorative herbs – I feel refreshed after I sip it, but because it is naturally caffeine free, I don’t feel too stimulated by drinking it. It is invigorating yet soothing! Nice!
Yunnan Black Gold Tea from TeaVert is semi-smokey yet fairly rich and malty. It smells more like honey than other Yunnan’s I have tried thus far. It’s a pretty strong one, too! The smokey and peppery notes are wonderful. As it cools I can pick up on a a chewier and sweeter taste than before while drinking the hotter version.
This Nilgiri is amazing. It has a robust, full flavor with a well-rounded quality to it and a pleasant malty character.
Companies who over-do hibiscus in their blends need to take some notes from White August Tea Company! They do it right! Just enough to tie in and play nice with the other flavors! This is really something special…a good tea to give as a gift or to sip with friends! A pure delight!