This looks like coffee.
But does NOT taste good with eggnog.
I did 2 short rinses, and now I’m doing few-second steeps. So far they are all REALLY strong. It’s like I’m digging through a decomposting tree but it’s hot. Mulch, earth, and autumn leaf pile are good descriptions.
So far it’s tasting too much like tree and bitter for me. I’ll come back in a few steeps.
4 (shorter): Fishy. Hmm.
5: More earthy and mulch like. Wet forest is here too.
6: A little sweeter? Interesting. Still earthy and wet foresty though.
7: I think this is it. I steeped a couple minutes this time, and it’s significantly lighter in colour and flavour.
OMG, I could not imagine steeping this for one to two minutes straight up!