I’ve had this tea 3 times now. It honestly took that long before I decided how I felt about it. The first cup was very disappointing and I thought about putting it in a swap pile. It was watery and tart and dried my mouth out, which was weird. I gave up on it that night and tried something else. My second cup was better, having over-leafed it by about half again as much. I also let it steep to the high end of the bag’s recommendations, 5 minutes. This was much better. It was still pretty tart but I at least got the fuller flavor I was chasing after. A re-steep of it, again letting it sit for 5 minutes, provided the best cup yet. The spices were very prominent, it was smooth, it almost tasted like a cookie. I’m glad I didn’t give up on this little guy. In fact, I’m pretty sure that we have a date again tonight.
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