This tea smells delicious as soon as you open the pouch. I used the instructions — 2 heaping tsp of tea/cup, boiling water, and five minutes of steeping time.
First infusion: This tasted very astringent and tart, with an appleness toward the end. After the second swallow, I added a tsp of honey. And the apple taste went away completely. What was left was very tea and slightly bitter. So I added some milk, and then the apple taste back and the tea was delicious. Very weird. My daughter liked it more than I did I think.
Second infusion: This didn’t need any additions. There was some tea and spice taste, but it only really came through with a lot of slurping.
I think from now on, I’m going to reach for milk instead of honey if the tea needs something to make it more tasty. Definitely going to do some experimentation to find out if there is some way to drink this without anything. It smells so good, surely there is some way to drink this without an addition.