Amount: 3 tsp
Water: ~12 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes (Steep.It)
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, rum, vanilla
Steeped Tea Smell: citrus, woody, almond, sweet, hint of vanilla
Flavor: woody, nutty
Aftertaste: hint of vanilla
Liquor: deep opaque orange-brown
I won these teas in a contest that was run by Dan on Steepster that was great fun, and got me tea prizes! Dan will be running the contest monthly, so keep an eye out!
I find the labels on the tea samples to be perfect, they include the company name, tea name, tea type, and steeping directions. I have been informed that the samples that you buy on the web site, or any teas purchased on the site, will come in food safe, plastic lined, kraft bags which keep light out and keep the tea fresh for about 4-5 months. Tea is best stored in tins which are not clear and air tight, since light activates the steeping process and moisture as well. The sample bags I received were about 2-3 cups each, where purchased samples are larger.
It’s not a very exciting tea, it’s more a nice soothing cup.
I gave the rest of the sample to my boss since he loved the smell of it.