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This is the oddest tea.
I brewed it hot – it was quite unimpressive. Good enough green flavor, didn’t get much cherry. Maybe it shows how unremarkable it was, that I didn’t finish the cup, leaving it over half full and promptly forgot about it for a few hours.

I came back to the remaining tea a few hours later and decided to give it a sip.
BAM! What a transformation! It was sweet and very cherry, on a buttery green background. YUM!

I was in awe at how much the tea changed from hot to cold, so I made another cup, just to be sure. Again, hot it was mediocre, but once cooled, outstanding.

I only had a sample, and enough for those 2 cups (I will try to resteep, maybe get another), and I’m not debating whether it warrants a purchase or not, I’m not accustomed to purchasing teas just for iced.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec
Ashley Bain

I’m always surprised with how much a tea’s flavor can transform based on the temperature.

ssajami

This was hot tea that had gotten cold. Do you think it would be same if it were cold-brewed to begin with?

Gillyflower

It’s very possible to brew hot and then cool down, either with refrigeration, ice cubes, or just letting it sit out (as you found out). But you could certainly try it cold-brewed and see what happens. I think I might do that myself. I enjoy this blend but have never tried it cold!

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Ashley Bain

I’m always surprised with how much a tea’s flavor can transform based on the temperature.

ssajami

This was hot tea that had gotten cold. Do you think it would be same if it were cold-brewed to begin with?

Gillyflower

It’s very possible to brew hot and then cool down, either with refrigeration, ice cubes, or just letting it sit out (as you found out). But you could certainly try it cold-brewed and see what happens. I think I might do that myself. I enjoy this blend but have never tried it cold!

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