I haven’t had this tea in ages so I decided to steep some up today. I guess I should have checked my own steeping notes since I steeped it for 3 minutes and that’s exactly the same thing I did last time, vowing I would try it for less next time in the future – lol
I definitely think this batch got oversteeped at first because it came out a bit bitter. I decided to dump it out and start anew.
For the second batch I went for 2 minutes at around 175 F and the results were much better. I guess this tea really needs to be treated like a green, so I wrote a note on the bag for future reference.
It does have some of the flavors of a 2nd flush darjeeling now (spicy, fruity), but with a bit of rich nuttiness similar to pecans. I’m glad I found a way to make it more enjoyable!