This review is of the bagged version of this tea. It brews up a dark, rich rusty color that’s noticeable even after I add soymilk. There is some mild astringency, but it’s not the unpleasant “someone is rubbing sandpaper on my tongue” kind of astringency and it doesn’t linger very long after I’ve swallowed. The bags smell a little fruity but I can’t smell it after I’ve poured the water over the bags and I can’t taste it in the tea, so I’m guessing it’s just a little Earl Grey fannings contamination from the processing facility.
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