So this is what happened. I’m having a bad tea day, messing up the steeping and such…ugh. I was in dire need of a tea guaranteed to work. The wonderful Kristin sent me her last four bags of this as a thank-you for snagging some DavidsTea for her (thanks again!), and I have been dying to try it. It finally came today and it sounded like exactly what I needed.
So I used my new 8 ounce rainbow mug from Tealish, steeped it for four minutes, added my usual teaspoon of sugar and waited.
First sip: Gah! It’s too hot!
Second sip: Still too hot…but I want iiiit :(
Finally it cooled enough for a third sip: … that’s it? It tastes like a good (if a little bitter) black with a hint of vanilla. So not worth raving about.
absently stirs tea and mixes the teaspoon of sugar on the bottom of the cup into the tea
takes another sip
…oh. Oh! Oh myyyyy (said in your best George Takei voice)
This tea is amazing and delicious and everything I dreamed it could be. It has a full body and the vanilla is strong without being overbearing and oh my goodness….yes. An order with Harney & Sons is definitely in our future.