So now we’re getting around to drinking this as I believe God (or at least Tropical Tea Co) intended it to be drank: Iced, and loaded with a pound of sugar.
Actually, that may not be entirely true. We made this one a little strong. Okay, a lot strong. This is super strong iced tea. Not overdone, not bitter, but probably a few too many scoops. We ordered a package of about 25 ‘index card sized’ bags to make iced tea with over the summer, and tossed three of them, filled with four scoops of tea each, into this pot.
The tea itself turned out good, but a little stronger than I think I like iced tea to be. Tone it down just a teensy bit, and it will be perfect.
I’m tempted to lower the rating on this, but I might decide on that later. Everything is subjective, but my breadth of tea knowledge has increased a bit since I rated this. While this tea is very, very good… it doesn’t quite have the complexity of say Teavivre’s Bailin Gong Fu. It’s a little bit earthier, more of that “hay” flavor that Sandy was mentioning. Not as creamy, not as malty. I might need to get more of that Bailin and try it iced. Although by that point, it might just BE beer!