dry – smells like butter and syrup
while brewing – that bready note comes in and really does remind me of pancakes on the griddle :-)
steeped – gorgeous color like dark maple syrup, and still smells like pancakes! Can smell the black tea base too. Surprisingly, I’m getting a bit of bitterness like it’s overbrewed at only 3 min :( It does remind me a bit of the crispy edges of a slightly overdone pancake. I added 1/4 tsp pure maple syrup, which toned down the bitter note, but overshadowed the flavors a bit. Then I added 1tsp milk which seemed to smooth things out.
I will have to try less time/lower temp and see what that does. Overall it’s not a bad morning cuppa and I think I’ll grow to love it.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Nik

Based on the tasting notes I’ve been reading recently, the consensus seems to be that the sweet spot for 52teas’ black tea blends is 2-2.5 minutes with boiling water. This blend sounds so yummy! I reckon I would have to try it sweetened with maple syrup, too. =)

Sil

Nik’s got it right… A bit lower than boiling and aim for 2mins, gradually upping if you find it a bit weak.

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Nik

Based on the tasting notes I’ve been reading recently, the consensus seems to be that the sweet spot for 52teas’ black tea blends is 2-2.5 minutes with boiling water. This blend sounds so yummy! I reckon I would have to try it sweetened with maple syrup, too. =)

Sil

Nik’s got it right… A bit lower than boiling and aim for 2mins, gradually upping if you find it a bit weak.

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