2 tsp for 250mL water @90C, steeped five minutes, as per recommendation on packet. Drunk plain.
Picking date: 29 July 2020.
Dry leaf: small and twisted dark brown leaves with some amber.
Wet leaf: Light and dark brown with a few twigs.
Liquor: medium copper, just gorgeous in a clear glass mug. Aroma gives up raisins, berries, and florals, as promised. Malty but no strip-your-mouth-dry astringent. It tastes … deep. I know that sounds silly, but I feel like this tea has ancestry and history. Not bitter. Some honey notes. I love it.