Amount: 2 teaspoons
Water: filtered 500ml °F 175
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: candy, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, floral, a little black tea, a little green tea
Flavor: vegetal, black, floral finish
Aftertaste: tasty flowers
Liquor: translucent yellow-green
I add to add a minute to the steep time as 2 minutes was too weak.
I won these teas in a contest that was run by Dan on Steepster that was great fun, and got me tea prizes!
I find the labels on the tea samples to be perfect, they include the company name, tea name, tea type, and steeping directions. I have been informed that the samples that you buy on the web site, or any teas purchased on the site, will come in food safe, plastic lined, kraft bags which keep light out and keep the tea fresh for about 4-5 months. Tea is best stored in tins which are not clear and air tight, since light activates the steeping process and moisture as well. The sample bags I received were about 2-3 cups each, where purchased samples are larger.
Resteep: 4 minutes, a weak but floral cup