Amount: 5 teaspoons
Water: 1 teapot filtered boiling
Steep Time: a little over 5:55 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: militiajim: caramel amazonv: floral
Steeped Tea Smell: citrus, floral, vaguely fruity
Flavor: lemony, fruity, dry
Aftertaste: citrus for a moment
Liquor: translucent reddish brown
Thank you SoccerMom for this gift.
I have a head cold and have slept through the past two days entirely. I hate wasting vacation to sleep but I didn’t have much choice. As a result I can’t hear, smell or taste very well and I’m woozy. So take this review with that in mind. Usually we prepare this with sugar and jasmine pearls. Being sick i was not in the mood to fuss with anything, nor to have caffeine so I decided to try this plain. MilitiaJim made it for me so I didn’t sneeze on it.
The tea had a lot of particulate in it – not a bad thing, just a note, we were using a mesh wire infuser basket.
I enjoy this more with sweetener and the jasmine pearls, but I think it might just as well be improved by sweetener and iced.
Post-Steep Additives: none
Resteep: too tired to try