I am having an incredible cup of this right now. It’s robust but bright. The ample milk I added cancels out almost all of the tannins released by the tiny leaf pieces. I would not take this plain, but with milk I am loving it. There is a hint of sweet potato. Am I allowed to like a fannings tea this much?
I’ve been making this iced, according to the following process:
1. Brew tea, extra strong. ~1.5 times as much leaves in 2/3 as much water.
2. Pour tea into stainless steel water bottle, add sugar.
3. Shake vigorously under cold running faucet. This cools it in just a minute.
4. Add milk (~1/2 the volume of the brewed tea) and then ice.
It’s pretty tasty, and very refreshing on a hot day. I recommend it – whether with this tea, another black tea, or a cooked pu-er.
I use Steepster to log new teas, and don’t generally post unless I try a new tea, or discover something new about an old one. I went on a huge tea buying binge when I discovered Steepster, and have been living off of that since then – so I’ve had little to write about. I’m hoping to get some new tea for my birthday, which is almost here. Then I will have more to write.
On a side note, I’ll be moving to Boston in the fall. Any Steepsterites have a favorite tea place there?