Definitely a tricky steep, but well worth the gentle effort. Quick brew, water just barely about to boil.
I enjoy how the tea hits the front of the tongue with the deep tang of Darjeeling, washes toward the throat with the robust black flavor, and then finishes to a woodsy, earthy Oolong perfume.
I’m not sure why it’s limited to a holiday release, but I always look forward to the season. I add a bit of honey to soften all the flavors. And I try to make a tin of sachets last far past Christmas!