|"This sweet, delicious cuppa is definitely a treat. It's definitely worth a try if you can afford the price tag."|
I followed Lalani & Co.’s recommended brewing instructions, infusing 2g of leaf in 150ml of water heated to 95 degrees Celsius for 3 minutes. The results are quite light for a black tea. It’s completely smooth and creamy, with hints of malt, salted caramel and chocolate. The long lasting peach and vanilla aftertaste is delicious.
I brew the leaves again for 3 and a half minutes. The cup has more oomph this time. While the feel is a little rougher, there are deeper peach, chocolate and vanilla notes. This infusion is definitely my favourite so far!
After a 4 and a half minute long steep, my third cup is disappointingly bland. No unpleasant elements have emerged - the feel is still completely smooth. However besides a little malty sweetness, there’s nothing noteworthy going on.
This offering’s thick, creamy body and malty flavour profile are reminiscent of Chinese black teas such as Yunnan Golds. Lalani & Co.’s describe this tea as “rich but not overpowering”, which is bang on. At roughly 65$ for 100g, it’s definitely a splurge. Or I should say “was”, as it’s currently out of stock. This sweet, delicious cuppa is definitely a treat, but it’s not so amazing that I would be willing to pay that price. It's definitely worth a try if you can afford the price tag.
— To purchase Lalani & Co 2nd Flush Himalayan Imperial Black, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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