I decided to give this tea a second shot & steep it for a shorter amount of time than I did the first time. I’m glad I did because it changed my opinion of this tea entirely!
The first time around, I clearly must have steeped it for too long because it came out much sharper than it has this time. Don’t get me wrong, I like a touch of bitter to my tea as long as it’s the right kind of bitter (if that makes sense haha). The first time I tried this tea there was just something ‘off’ to me about it.
This time however I found this tea to be much smoother, more refreshing and much more flavorful. I still get that slightly drying feeling in my mouth after I drink it, but it’s much less noticeable this time around. I think this will come to be a staple in my cabinet now that I’ve found how to brew it to my tastes!