I used 1.25 tablespoons of dry leaf for 375 ml of water.
The dry leaf smells overwhelmingly like freshly spun cotton candy.
The brewed tea has a definite cotton candy aroma which is overpowered by the scent of black tea.
Too much astringency from the black tea base. I might have to experiment with the infusion parameters. A delightful cotton candy flavour is present in the background- it seems quite authentic as well.
As the tea cools I am getting a lemony taste from the black tea base. The bitterness backs off a little bit but the cup is slightly too bitter to enjoy.
As the tea cools further, the bitterness backs off even more. I’m starting to detect a creamy taste. There is still a bit of a bitter edge but it is quite enjoyable.
Second infusion at 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Lighter tasting but there is still enough cotton candy sugary taste to make it an enjoyable experience. There is only a slight bitterness that I experienced in the first cup.
This tea would not likely do well past the second infusion.
I might try only 1 tablespoon for 375 ml of water in the future.