I polished off my sample from JennyFur today. I absolutely adored the first half of this sample. The marshmallow was oh-so-awesome and the graham cracker and chocolate were beautifully blended together to give me s’mores in a cup.
Imagine my surprise when I took my first sip and all I tasted was soggy graham crackers and nearly no marshmallow (despite seeing a fair number in the sample). Oh man, this is bad. I brewed the same amount of tea for the same time at the same temperature as the first. The only explanation I can possibly offer is that I added slightly too much water. I usually brew about 14 oz. at a time. My cup looks a bit fuller than usual, so my guess is that there’s 15 oz. in there.
I’m dialing down my previous rating a little, because I don’t think such a slight increase in the amount of water should make a tea taste so terrible. I definitely recommend adding extra tea (or using less water) beyond what you think is reasonable when making yourself a cup of this.