i steeped for two minutes as per the instructions but found it to be bitter and unpleasant. i love the idea of this tea, but i’m not sure it’s for me. i’ll try again with cooler water and a shorter steeping time and see if that helps.
7 Tasting Notes
this stuff is wonderful! it has a nutty, toasty, chocolatey flavor, slightly sweet, and is perfect plain or with milk and sugar. i can definitely see myself buying more of this. i am attempting a second infusion now…
i love this tea (and i am normally not a rooibos fan). i found it to be a little tart at first so i added some brown sugar and it is absolutely decadent. fruity and earthily sweet no marshmallows in my bag, though. i was kind of disappointed.
my first gen mai cha. deliciously toasty. i like to drink it with dinner.
i love this tea. it’s dark, rich and smoky, like drinking incense! i did not get beef jerky or any meaty flavor from it, as some have suggested… i think it really is a love it/hate it sort of thing. i like it plain, or with a bit of milk and brown sugar.
i didn’t really notice a lot of caramel flavor… a little sweet. just ok.
light chocolatey flavor, not too rich (not sure if this is good or bad) but overall enjoyable. i think steeping it in the ingenuitea helps as the chips have a chance to melt and mix with all of the water, not seep out of a little strainer/tea ball. good with milk and sugar.