Skysamurai’s TTB Thank you!
So, a pure black tea. It’s from Rwanda, a country I had never tea before. Or did I and just don’t recall?
Dry leaf is broken, but some bigger pieces are there now and then. I used one, a little more heaped teaspoon and I have used a big fillable tea bag. Steeped for suggested 3-3.5 minutes and I am pretty sure about the timing as I have been watching the biathlon in meantime. What a shame for my country.
The tea itself, when dry, have a quite uncommon bitterness. I am not sure what is the reason for that, but reminds me a cheap tobacco and partially Lipton Yellow Label (does it count as a tea?).
Brewed it tastes pretty much light, but the flavours are pretty much alright. Smooth, lightly roasty, autumn leaves. Nice amount of astringency/bitterness and level of malt is low as well, but clearly noticeable. Certainly far from finest teas I had before, but not the worst either. I think my expectations were maybe too high, but it is a great tea if you want a caffeine boost, but without much flavours to find. It is pretty much straight-forward cup.
Flavors: Astringent, Autumn Leaf Pile, Bitter, Malt, Smooth, Tea, Tobacco