I ordered these last month, I think, so they’re still pretty new to my cupboard. Gotta mix things up a bit! I made this one as a latte this morning, partly to use up the last of my milk before I go off to my parent’s house for a few days, and partly because that’s the recommended prep method. Also, I love a latte.
I used 2 tsp of leaf, and gave it 4 minutes in 300ml boiling water. It’s topped off with 100ml hot milk, and 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence. I probably should have added some honey, but it turns out I don’t have any.
To taste, it’s pretty good. I get the “jam” resemblance straight away; it’s sweet, a little tart, and just, well…jammy. It claims to be strawberry, and I get that, but there’s also a deeper, richer undertone that I associate more with blackberry or blackcurrant. It makes me wonder whether the base might not be a keemun, but as the pouch doesn’t provide any more info than “black tea”, I guess I’ll never know. That would be my guess, anyway.
Did I mention that it’s good? Liquid jam, anyone?