Amount: 5 tsp – the entire sample bag
Water: 1 cast iron teapot full of filtered boiling water
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer
Steep Time: a little over 8 minutes (did 5, it was too weak)
Dry Leaf Smell: strawberry, kiwi
Steeped Tea Smell: strawberry rhubarb pie
Flavor: Strawberry, sweet berry
Aftertaste: slightly tangy (hibiscus)
Liquor: store bought cherry pie colored
Purchased this sample to help find a tea to fill my nightly no caffeine niche.
Where are you hiding my kiwi? I can’t find it. And I am not sure why there are rosehips in there, and not sure I could find them, but I wonder if there would be less weird ‘other’ in this tea without them.
I was happy to drink the whole pot, but it was straightforward strawberry so not interesting enough for me to purchase more of.
Post-Steep Additives: none