Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 160°F hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, cinnamon, vanilla, clove, and something else I can not quite figure out
Steeped Tea Smell: vanilla, cinnamon, sweet, cardamom
Flavor: mild black tea, vanilla, cinnamon
Liquor: Translucent green-brown
Gift from a co-worker who loves strong black teas.
I am shocked by the mild nature of the black tea in this blend. It relaly takes a back seat to the cinnamon and vanilla.
Post-Steep Additives: one honey stick. Now the flavor is a nice mellow sweet cinnamon, with hints of vanila.
Just too mild for me. It was a nice sipping tea, but I want my spiced black teas to have a kick.