I decided to give this tea another shot.
The first infusion was definitely still salty peanut shell. But it had a certain sweetness that I don’t remember the first time I tried this tea.
The second infusion was still nutty, but less so. The end of the second cup was fairly astringent. On to the third infusion!
Finally, the salty nuttiness is gone and I’m left with a pretty pleasant cup of tea. Still astringent, but much better flavor overall. Sweeter notes are making themselves visible.
I’ll change my rating from 45 to 50. I might be able to get even more infusions out of these leaves, but I think I’m done.
This tea should go on on to someone who would enjoy it more than me. Would anyone like a sample?