I’m becoming a fan of Darjeeling more and more. I’ve also been wanting to try SST teas for weeks now. Today all the stars aligned and I was able to make it to the grocery store that sells SST and get home before a soul in my house was awake. Sometimes it’s the little things. :)
This blend is very nice. The color is a dark copper, and the initial smell is dry grass. Not hay – grass. The tea has a smooth and creamy feel. There weren’t many fruity notes, but the floral ones were delightful. Next time I make this I’ll shorten the steeping time. I followed the recommended five minute steep, but I think a lot of the subtler flavors might be noticeable with a four minute steep.