22 Tasting Notes
The first steeping had a nice dry finish, without being overly astringent. The tea was slightly sweet, and a bit of honey brought out some citrus notes. Smokiness comes out in the second steeping, although the finish loses its qualities. Ideally, I’d like more body and perhaps a bit more in terms of complexity from a tea.
KLM is certainly one of the better teas available through Peets. The leaves have a very pleasant aroma, slightly smoky aroma — reminiscent of a church sanctuary infused with years of liturgical incense. The first steeping is a little harsher than ideal for my taste, needing a touch of honey to counterbalance it. The second steeping is much mellower and pleasant to drink straight.