|"This speciality blend was made in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Anniversary to the throne. A tantalizing blend of ceylon, darjeeling, assam, and yunnan black teas make up this incredible brew."|
I brewed this cup using 1.5 tsp of tea, 4 oz of 205º water, and 3 minutes of time!
The dry leaves were small, curled, and came in an array of colors. Some brown, some black, some dark green. That just shows how many types of tea this contains. The aroma was fruity with malty undertones. Some tropical fruits and delicate florals made their way to the nose.
The wet leaves show notes of muscatel, malty, earth. Florals and fruits are enhanced by the warm water. Not sure if this makes total sense but, a bitter nose was found underneath all of the other scents. All of the leaves turn a coppery color. Some leaves open fully while others seem to be broken.
The liquor is the color of a crystal clear bourbon, almost caramelly. The flavor is incredibly deep and smooth. Medium body, long finish and medium astringency round out this cup. Very light tannin considering how many black teas are in the blend. Mellow finish and light acidity leaves a tang on the tip of the tongue.
Absoutely wonderful blend. I will most likely be purchasing some from Murchie's before its all gone! Perfect for that "I don't know what tea I want to drink" problem we all encounter far to often!
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