Amount: 3 heaping teaspoons (very hard to scoop from that little tin when it was so full)
Water: 1 teapot full filtered boiling
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: black tea, chemical
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, maybe banana
Flavor: black tea, bitter, a hint of banana
Aftertaste: fruity, bitter
Liquor: translucent orange-brown
I have my head cold still, perhaps this was over brewed? regardless I can’t find the banana and there is this weird fake chemical tinge to it. I am glad this was a small sampler.
Next time I will have to try less leaf and / or less steep time.
This time around I ended up tossing the rest of the pot after the first two cups.
The leaves themselves look full and high quality, but the flavor has that odd chemical tinge I am not liking.
Post-Steep Additives: none