Another sample from my big sis, Harplady. This smelled good, like berries and spice and vanilla and maybe something floral and sweet. I was optimistic as I poured hot water into the cup. Unfortunately, following a brief and intense topnote, the scent of the brew subsided to simply tea with a bit of berry overtone. The end product was a slightly astringent green tea with a bit of fruitiness. Not much though, it tasted mostly of tea and watery tea at that. Nothing to write home about.
Oh well, there were two or three bags left, enough to make a nice jar of summery cold brew. I put all of them in a quart jar and let it steep overnight. The brew was darker and stronger and not particularly objectionable, but was still very ho hum forgettable. Generally pretty much what I’ve come to expect from this pricy, overhyped brand. Yet another variety I don’t plan to stock up on. Thanks big sis, for saving me a small fortune.