|"The cocoa is mostly in the aftertaste and it is somewhat malty, but not boldly so."|
These leaves are small and twisted and after three minutes in 190 degree water, the produce a rich burgundy liquor. The tea smells malty and chocolatey with hints of berry and rum. Chocolate has been the most prevalent scent in the dry and steeped tea.
The flavour is fruitier than the scent. The cocoa is mostly in the aftertaste and it is somewhat malty, but not boldly so. It is smooth, bold, and complex and a good candidate for iced tea.
Unfortunately, this doesn't quite hit the spot for me when iced. It's good, but it has too much of the cocoa characteristic to feel really refreshing. I prefer a fruitier Ceylon for icing, and I am now curious to try Drink the Leaf's house Ceylon, to see if it's more my style. However, this is good hot, and I will enjoy the rest of my sample.
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