|"A dark, rich, earthy and smoky tea... perfect for lovers of intensely-flavored black tea. "|
This Tea has a very strong, but pleasing, aroma. it fills the room with a smell of dried fruits and potpourri. This Tea is so pungent that it made my entire apartment smell better while it sat in the canister I've set aside for Tea samples. It was almost a shame to drink it and return my home to its plain homey smell. While steeping, this tea takes on a hearty, earthy smell. This Tea is prepared as a small disc, or cake, kinda like other pressed Chinese Teas. The disk spins as it dissolves and rises to the top of your infuser, if its transparent you get quite a swirling spectacle followed by the sight of the disk dissolving. Its really a strange sight, like watching a dry sandcastle collapse while standing on your head.
If you hate Black Tea, your going to despise Dark Tea. Its got a rich, smokey Black Tea flavor that slightly burns the throat. This Tea makes even the strongest Black Teas seem mild. I wonder if there is actually more caffeine in this than is found in Black Teas, as I got a pretty good buzz after just a few cups. At about a buck a disk this tea may not seem like the best buy, but in my book its well worth it. I just have to wait for my Tea cupboard to be just a bit more bare.
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