Out of the two, I’ve always had a weak spot for Kili…so I had to try him first. I’ve loved the ginger black teas I’ve tried in the past, so I brewed this up with 2tsp in my travel mug (and 2tsp of sugar) for 3 minutes. Then I dropped a bag of crackers on the mug – scalding tea arced across the kitchen and I had to spend the next 5 minutes toweling down my flooring. Lucky me.
Second steep (same leaves) was 200F for 4 minutes plus sugar, then I threw a lid on it and ran off to my microbiology exam. Once I got there I had my first sip – it was rich and yet had mellow ginger tones that were comforting and delightfully spicy. This is a handsome tea with a decidedly playful side – it may just become my go-to breakfast companion.
So after finally getting home I decided to try for a third steep (from the same leaves as earlier) – 212F for 3 minutes as the website recommends – in my 12oz cup with the same amount of tea from earlier. It’s just as good as I remembered…rich without being overwhelming, full of spice and nuance that just unfolds as you sip (and as it cools).
I might be in love with this handsome little dwarf. <3