My first SBT. Hot brewed, poured over ice. It smells like strawberries and cream. First sip, I tasted strawberry with a hint of creamy chocolate which meshed pretty good with the black base. I then sweetened it with vanilla sugar and that made the Neapolitan Ice Cream pop. Very good iced tea, indeed. Leaving it overnight and will update tomorrow.

Update: Update from last night’s brewing. After letting it sit overnight in the refrigerator, the smell has further developed and has taken on the definite notes of Neapolitan Ice Cream. It retained it’s dark amber color reminiscent of a dark wild honey. Unsweetened, it has lost much of the strawberry leaving a more balanced and pleasing taste though the vanilla is there, it continues to remain elusive and difficult to taste. Sweetened with vanilla sugar, the tea blends nicely and draws the vanilla out from the shadows creating a richer and creamier drink. The flavor continues to play on your tongue long after your final sip. This is a tea I will be ordering again.

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