Mmmmmm one of my favourites, despite that I only have the bagged variety… and I know how amazing it can be when done up right!! (ie. looseleaf, brewed proper) It is easier to make this simple bagged kind though… just place the bag in a pot, fill with water… and wait an hour or so- if you prefer an extra chill, put it in the fridge, but I have sensitive teeth so room temperature is great for me.
It is a cold tea though, not really one that goes down easy when hot.
Anyhow… I love the roasted flavour that comes out, and the mild bitterness that follows in the aftertaste… and I think there is a nutty flavour to, which I also like but can get a little abrasive at times.
On those days when I feel hydration is in order, this is what I rely on. The flavour comes out almost immediately after dunking so I often don’t bother waiting for it to steep- essentially giving me simple flavoured water :)
—this tea is a great source of calcium to, and with my dislike of milk I need all the calcium I can get!!