Amount: 1 tsp
Water: 1 zarafina cup
Tool: Zarafina black-loose-medium
Dry Leaf Smell: chocolate, nut, tea, something else I can’t identify
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet black tea
Flavor: astringent, nutty, black tea
Aftertaste: astringent, a touch bitter
Liquor: translucent dark reddish-brown
There was not high star frequency in the tin. I think 1/3 of my cups may get one? So the picture is a bit misleading.
The taste however is smooth and very pleasant. I very much enjoyed this tea.
I did not pick up the vanilla, I think my taste buds need a reset / recalibration :( I have been missing it while MilitiaJim has been spotting it lately.
I prepared this while running around getting ready for work. I have been trying to wake up early enough to review one tea each day before work, but I am not a morning person. Thank goodness for the zarafina, it takes care of the tea while I work on packing lunch and everything else.
Post-Steep Additives: German rock sugar
Sweet tea, hint of nuts and coco
I took a few sips and then went back to getting ready for work.
Resteep: Zarafina black-loose-medium
I started this immediately after pouring the first steep off. The second steep was the same as the first steep, after assessing this I then mixed the two together into my travel mug and then ran to the train.