When I first opened the bag, I was hit with a very sweet, almost fake tea fragrance. The contents also didn’t look like tea leaves. Instead, the bag contained small dried particles similar to instant coffee.
This brewed to a deep black cup of tea. OMG, this stuff is strong! I’m not a cream and sugar guy, but this one almost needs it- it packs a wallop! The tea is of medium body and the astringency is moderate but it becomes more pronounced in a lingering aftertaste.
While it’s one of the oddest looking teas I’ve ever had, it’s really not bad. It’s a good first cup as it literally kicks you into gear but some may prefer to add a sweetener.