Steep loose tea in 12-16oz of 190°-212°F(boiling or slightly under boiling) water for 4-5 minutes. Pour through a coffee filter into a one gallon pitcher. Top off the pitcher with cool water and serve over ice.
Amount: 1 package
Water: 2-Qt (1/2 the recommended)
Tool: Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker – using a coffee filter
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, slightly sweet
Flavor: strong black tea, sweet undertones
Liquor: dark cloudy brown
I feel bad for this tea, I need to use half the amount of leaf in the device, but am too lazy to split it in half.
I was surprised by how sweet it smelled, almost like a fruit. i was not expecting that from a cactus flavor. Honestly not sure what I was expecting from a cactus!
Post-Steep Additives: Sugar
Drinkable with sugar, otherwise too astringent
Rating: 2/4 leaves