I must be doing something wrong, or maybe my taste buds are on the fritz? The flavors are a lot weaker than I was expecting.
Cinnamon is the only flavor that I can identify among all the ingredients. After brewing this according to the instructions, I tasted some…ugh…weak. I decided to brew it longer. Much longer. I actually forgot it brewing while I emptied the dishwasher and replied to emails.
On the up side, despite my careless over-steeping, it doesn’t taste bitter; unfortunately the flavors still seem weak. I believe the best word to describe this is – muddy. Not in a dirt kind of way, but rather, that the flavors blend so much that they somehow cancel each other out. The only one that stands out a bit is the cinnamon. I expected “stormy night” to have bold flavors to conjure images of thunder and lightning. Instead it is more like the aftermath of a windstorm – messy.
Sigh…. disappointed :(
In my various trips to David’s tea, I somehow bought 3 separate 25g pouches of this. I’m contemplating returning my 2 unopened ones, unless someone can tell me how to fix this. Any suggestions?