2 Tasting Notes
My ingenuiTEA has opened the world of loose leaf tea to me! I have used two versions of it: The smaller 16oz with permanent filter and currently use the larger 32oz with removable filter. I use it several times every day and I’m always excited to watch the leaves or pearls expand. It’s also very fun to show it off to guests!
I preferred the smaller version as I don’t make more than a cup of tea at a time, leaving water sit with leaves for an extended time gives you a pretty awful tasting tea. Re-steeping is very easy, just leave the leaves in until your next brew.
It doesn’t get very dirty, a little stained, perhaps, but a dishwasher cycle cleans it off easy. I’ve used vinegar to clean the stains before and it negatively affected the taste for a few brews, so don’t do that.
Watching the pearls unfold and uncurl is delightful. Can’t quite figure out how to describe the flavor, not sweet, not bitter, a very warm malty kind of taste. Seems like it would do really well with a touch of milk. I don’t smell the cocoa that others have reviewed.