What can I say? A solid gunpowder offering. Stands to resteep over and over, you can milk this for 3 pots if you’re frugal. Not unforgiving, it can tolerate being oversteeped or taking too much heat, but naturally becomes a lot grassier. Otherwise it is somewhat bold, and not terribly complex, but as advertised goes well with meals. I’d be interested to try it as an iced tea.
3 Tasting Notes
Black tea isn’t usually my thing but this manages to deliver black tea goodness without too much harshness on the gut. Stands well on its own, like a fine black coffee, but for those who don’t care much for black tea, the addition of milk and honey makes this a joy to drink. I bought this for when I was hosting when people might not appreciate black tea, but it finds itself in my teapot more often than I expected.
Bold flavors characterize this as a unique green tea which isn’t afraid to be flavorful. Prone to grassy overtones, but with complexity apparent at warmer temperatures. Can stand up well to a second steeping. Darker flavors are reminiscent of the Darjeeling region, but behaves like a green in terms of tannin and delicate flavors. Care should be taken not to oversteep past 3 minutes, and too avoid too much heat.