Back from London, with a few teas in hand. I’ve been so looking forward to trying my purchases after a lot of bagged hotel tea all week. Postcard Teas was delightful. I limited myself to one black, one green, and one herbal though it was pretty heart-breaking to do so.
So, I’ve settled in with a big mug of this to help me recover (after sleeping on-and-off for the past 14 hours) from the transatlantic flights and long days on my feet scurrying around palaces, museums, and tea shops. I didn’t know quite where to start with this so I went with a quick steep of 2.5 minutes at something like 95 degrees. The leaves were beautifully big and twisty.
Excellent choice. This came out not surprisingly light, but surprisingly full-bodied. It’s gently earthy but also has a really lovely sweetness mentioned in the description. There’s absolutely no bitterness to be found, but a fair amount of astringency that makes it a good wake-up tea.