Amount: entire sample, 3 heaping tsp
Water: 6 ounces filtered boiling
Tool: Mesh basket strainer in cup
Steep Time: a little over 7 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: andes chocolate mints
Steeped Tea Smell: andes chocolate mints
Flavor: mint, woody
Aftertaste: mint with a hint of chocolate
Liquor: deep opaque black-red
This smelled similar to 52Teas Loose Leaf Black Tea ‘Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea’
Both were strongly mint.
This tea has two advantages (for me) – no bitter black tea flavor, and it’s rooibos (I need more caffeine free teas I love in my cupboard).
Post-Steep Additives: none
Resteep: 7 minutes, medium bodied, still the same profile, lighter coloring