The leaves look a bit like coarsely ground coffee, and as such they can hold up to scalding water and long steeping without leaving a bitter aftertaste. A superb alternative to standard breakfast teas.
Academic. Historian. Writer. Fan. Tea drinker. Bibliophile (though that’s putting it mildly), amongst other things. But as to what those other things are, I’m afraid you’ll just have to find out for yourself.