I had gotten this tea as a birthday gift from my sister. I was really excited because anything red velvet is my top favorite.
I had to expierement with steeping time to get the full flavor. The first time I tried this tea, I steeped it for the recommended 2 to 5 minutes on the tin. The flavor was there, but not fully. The next few times I had it I steeped it for 6 to 10 minutes. I got a mild flavor when I did this. Which was great so it wasn’t over-powering.
I also tried two different ways of steeping the tea bag in the water when I was experimenting with the steeping time. I tried adding the bag after I had the hot water in my mug the first time. That might have been why I didn’t get the full flavor. After that, I would put the tea bag in the mug BEFORE I put the hot water in it. The flavor improved when I did this and played with the steeping time.
Overall, I did like this type of tea. It was very nice, not overpowering, and I swear I did smell fresh baked red velvet cake when I took a whiff of the tea. I say it’s perfect for desserts and small get-togethers. My only complaint is that it’s $10.00 a tin (if you go to Fisher’s in North Canton, OH) if you want to re-stock on this tea.