Western Style – 2 Rinses, 1st brew – 2 min. 15 sec. : Tingling sensation… At the first sip you can definitely taste a mix of woody, earthy and green bitter flavours going softer as you drink it. Plus the smoke flavour has an effect on all the other’s flavours. As it cool down a sweetness develop that change into a slightly honey note. While the flavours are less pronounced after a few sips, except for the sweet honey, the bitterness is slightly too strong for my taste (too much leaves? Perhaps!)
I recommend to brew less leaves for 1:45 to 2 minutes at 200 F (93 Celsius) if you wants less bitterness.
WATER USED: Nestle PureLife
Flavors: Bitter, Earth, Green, Honey, Smoke, Wood