Thanks for sharing, OMGsrsly! I sort of followed the directions and steeped it for around three minutes, but I think I went a little over since I was applying my eye cream and serum while waiting. When I got back the liquor was quite dark, and I thought I ruined it. But I didn’t! It’s a lot smoother than expected, especially considering the rich amber colour.
I first picked up on the malt, and then a hint of sweetness, but as this cools, I’m also getting a delicate woodsy flavour in the background. Somehow it’s gotten even more flavour over the last five minutes.
It’s surely a reliable tea. I could see reaching for this when I wouldn’t know what else to have but feel like a black tea.