The first time this was served at tea party, it was so oversteeped and bitter that it got poured out – probably the only time we poured out a whole pot, though once or twice there has been a tea that someone just didn’t care for at all and chose another. We did have three new puppies in the house and I think my little teameister got distracted by the cuteness!
This time I made it myself, and scaled back the water temp a little, as well as the steep time. Wow! This tea transformed itself into a Darjeeling! This is delicious and nutty, but there is a strong muscatel tart little bite to it that made it really interesting. Great tea, just baby it if you have any left. It will be worth it! This one is no longer available from H&S.