Tea type: flavoured black tea
Brand: Dear Tea Society
How to prepare it: 4-5 minutes, 95 °C (205 °F)
Really spiced and full-bodied: at the beginning there are strong notes of cardamoms, cloves and black pepper; then it follows a slightly different - fresh - type of spicyness, closer to ginger and orange peel.
Extremely consistent to the dry one, but now you can smell better the scent of the black
tea used as base, with sweet and woody notes.
The spicyness is lower respect what expected from its scents: it doesn't cover all the other aromas. It's really present in the first place, with huge hints of cardamoms, cloves and black pepper, but then it goes towards dark chocolate notes, light and never bitters. From this point to the end there is a continuos alternation between spicy notes and chocolate ones. At the end, a slightly flavour of ripe fruits in general arises, giving a sweeter dimesion to this tea. It leaves a tingling, spicy and astringent, aftertaste.
Really a good spicy tea, which isn't based only on the spices used, but leave space also to all the other flavours presents in it. One of its peculiarty is the tingling aftertaste both on your tongue and throat - ginger? black pepper? -, which make this tea perfect during these cold days.
My score is: 8.5/10