What deceptively cute and non-threatening little leaves! This packs a punch. I haven’t had many straight black teas, but upon reading about this I decided “go big or go home” and went for it. I’m glad I did! I steeped for about four minutes and had it with a bit of honey. It’s very earthy, malty, and a bit bitter but not in a foul way. Just hovering in the background a bit. I might try steeping three minutes next time just to see, but that’s more of a curiosity rather than trying to correct anything with this.
This could definitely work for those especially lethargic mornings. I think we’ll get along just fine, Kenyan Tinderet.
… I’m finding it increasingly difficult to assign number ratings. Like my “scale” is inconsistent. So… to heck with that for now.