I wanted something strong but this seems like it might be TOO strong. I don’t think I even steeped it more than 2 1/2 minutes before I was like this is too strong. Now with milk in it it looks like a ginger tinged cup of coffee rather than some tea.
It is definitely lighter in taste than it is in smells. I could probably have let it go to three minutes, but it totally needs the milk for my tastes. I can tell that without it, it would be really malty and I probably wouldn’t care for it.
It’s really rather honey sweet, along with what seems like bittersweet, dark chocolate. Almost tastes like a chocolate cereal to me too.
I bet if you can get this all the way to 4 minutes, it will get you on your feet in the morning.