I decided to do short steeps of this lovely tea and I’m still drinking it. 11 steeps afterwards though it’s now lost its lovely fruitiness it still is full of flavour with malt mixed with a lovely sweetness. I have no idea what harvest this is from as this was a nice surprise in a giveaway from CrowKettle, but this one steeped in the fashion I steeped it is really fruity. It really tastes like a flavoured tea without actually having flavouring. The flavour notes I got were strawberry, banana, burnt caramel or sugar, a hint of waffle or other baked good, cinnamon and malt for the most part. Really good. This is on my shopping list!
10s after rinse. Scent fruit, strawberry, banana like, malt, hint of floral.
Taste fruit, strawberry, banana,malt, waffle, caramelized sugar undertone.
Really fruity with the malt and astringency creating a sense of density.
15s strawberry, malt
Higher malt, waffle tone, caramelised sugar, strawberries, less astringent and richer in taste and body quite sweet.
20s. Colour light maple scent similar to above
Taste same but texture is both denser and silkier than previous steep except for faint floral note.
20s similar scent
Taste higher malt, hint of floral and touch of cinnamon, waffle note, sweet syrupynote, strawberry . Texture slightly rougher body.
Same fruity malty taste with an aftertaste of sweetness followed by darker burnt sugar and very smooth.
25s. Scent and Tate more malty, less sweet but still quite fruity.
30s spice, biscuit, fruit, malt
Heavy floral/fruity sweet tone over malt with thicker baked good referencing texture.
35s malt with hints of fruit and a sweet aftertaste.
45s. Same as above.
60s malt, still indistinct sweet notes.
120s same as above.