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Smelled absolutely delicious in the bag, but what a disappointment to drink. Had an extremely harsh, unpleasant quality, maybe too many cloves? Palatable only with the addition of milk and sugar, but even then not particularly good.
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Smooth and delicate with a hint of grape sweetness.
Very brisk with a lingering finish. Pleasant notes of grape.
Three minutes doesn’t seem to be quite long enough of a steep time. The aroma is still pleasant with malty notes, but the tea itself loses fullness.
No notes yet.
Consider rinsing the leaves more throughly next time to cut down on the mustiness…second steeping didn’t have as much, while retaining much of the richness.
Smooth, light, and rich with flavor and aroma.
Used two heaping teaspoons, hotter water, and a longer steep time than my last brewing. Brought out a more complex fruitiness, which I appreciate, but still just a bit too astringent for my taste.
You do favor longer steep times than I do. I keep them short to avoid the astringency, but I’m not sure that doesn’t also cut back on some of the complex flavors.
The next brewing might have to give heaping teaspoons and a shorter steep time a go. It’s a balancing act; although, some teas are just smoother than others.
Light and pleasant, but lacking in any distinct pizazz.
Displaced farm girl. Cranky barista. Theology student.