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Have to be in the right mood for this one. Actually, the more I drink it the less I love it. It’s a wonderful tea but the pot marigold (calendula) is not really a flavor I enjoy. Really, it’s me. Not the tea. I just don’t like most flower infusions. This could probably make someone else very happy though.
This is not only my favorite Ineeka tea, it’s my favorite green tea. The flavors are so well balanced it’s practically perfect. I believe the package recommends steeping for 3 minutes. I usually steep for more like 5 minutes. For me I don’t find this particular green tea to be more bitter when steeping it longer, just more flavorful.
The tea comes with a fancy-schmancy in-cup brewing system called the BrewTache. Instead of completely submersing the tea bag, you spread two paper flaps over the mouth of the cup so that the tea bag can hang. It’s meant to replace the trouble of using a diffuser or filter for loose leaf tea and I must admit its kind of cute, if totally unnecessary. That said, it’s a pretty good darjeeling. I steeped it for a little less than 4 minutes and the tea is wonderfully smooth and light. It’s fairly thin-bodied, with a very subtle floral aroma. Very soothing, with a barely-there sweet aftertaste.