Amount: 2 plastic lunch spoons
Water: 12oz ~150°F hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: 2-3 minutes (started Steep.it timer late, didn’t pull mesh basket when it completed)
Dry Leaf Smell: mildly sweet unidentifiable fruit
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal with an after sweet hint
Flavor: smooth veegtal with hints of fruit and bitterness
Aftertaste: bitter, astringent
Liquor: dark translucent green-brown
I really am enjoying this tea, I think under better conditions it would do better. I also think it will be fabulous iced!
Post-Steep Additives: honey, brings out the fruity sweetness
After adding sweetener I highly recommend you do the same. This is a very soothing cup.
Notes: Since writing this review, and before posting this, we’ve made this tea many times at home in the Breville One Touch. I have reduced the bitterness and astringency, but not gotten rid of them. It really is a delicious tea.