I got this shipped to me this week, and was kinda fretting about the price as a 25g bag of this cost ~$9.75 – more expensive than the 2 other 50g bags I had bought! I went ahead to try it out first thing Wednesday night around midnight, after having gotten back from a night out at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. I was a tad disappointed when I tasted it and found it pretty bland :( Mind you, i was very excited to try it and didn’t brew it following the instructions to the letter.
Here I am now at my computer with a freshly brewed cup in hand on a Saturday afternoon and I can’t get over the taste! I followed the directions to the letter this time and the difference is like day and night! The taste is so nice – very present leafy greens but with a nice subtle smoky finish that lingers forever! I’m new to tea and I love strong coffee (read: espresso, straight up) so I have a hard time with the sometimes very subtle flavors in tea, so I tend to like black teas like Earl Gray and Irish Breakfast over green and white teas, but this one is just amazing without being too strong – there is no bitterness in this whatsoever
I get the feeling my wallet is gonna take a beating buying larger quantities of this