(These notes are a rough approximation taken from memory; I hope to update at a later time)
Experience buying from @Ashley: I bought this tea from Ashley when she was selling all of her tea. I received the tea quickly through the mail and my package was filled with many surprises. Thank you Ashley!
Age of leaf: bought sometime in October, brewed up early November.
Packaging: 52Teas packaging is very professional: small silver zip locked bags with a clear front that has a 3” X 3” label on it which has the name of the tea, an ingredient list, and an expertly created picture of the food item that the tea replicates.
Appearance and aroma of dry leaf: CTC leaf with small fruit and other flavoring pieces; strongly aromatic, fruity.
Brewing guidelines: (again, this is a rough approximation based on what I have been doing with all of Frank’s teas) two tsp. dry tea for 16 ounces of water. I used a metal basket strainer inside a ceramic 16 oz. cup, such that I put a lid over the top to keep the heat in. Cup was warmed before steeping. Stevia added.
…………….1st: 195, 2’
…………….2nd: near boiling, 3’
…………….3rd: nearer to boiling, 6’
…………….4th: boiling, 10’
Color and aroma of tea liquor: dark amber, fruity.
Flavor of tea liquor: tart, but good.
Appearance and aroma of wet leaf: CTC leaf.
Overall: I remember liking this tea, but I don’t remember anything standing out about it. I believe, as with all of Frank’s teas, it held flavor through four steepings and that the flavor in the tea at least roughly matched the name of the tea.