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Burns at 185. Brewed at 175 for 3 minutes and found it to be tasty.
1 sachet makes 16 oz.
Warmed the metal thermos first with 210F water, then added in 175 over the sugar and tea.
Nutty taste is light. More like grass. It’s a very light tea, but has quite a bit of flavor to it. I like it.
I routinely drink this as a relaxing afternoon tea. It’s definitely not my “go-to” favorite tea in the collection, but it’s a nice change of pace from the dominating amount of flavored blacks I have.
First and second infusions were both at 175F for 4 minutes. I find this tea to be light when steeped for only 1-2.
I don’t really get a smokey flavor out of it. When steeped longer it has a fuller bodied green flavor. It’s floral flavors are reminiscent of spring.
Flavors: Floral, Fruity
212F, 5 minutes, 2 scoops sugar in first. 1 sachet = 8-10oz of tea.
The tea has a deep auburn color that is absolutely beautiful. The leaves bloom in the sachet, taking up all of the space in the bag, and changes the water color from light to a dark auburn color somewhat quickly (maybe halfway through the steep). There is a strong black tea aroma, and hints of floral notes in the steam. The tea is both visually and fragrantly a delight.
Drinking the tea, it comes across smoother and less astringent than other breakfast teas I’ve had. The black tea tannins are softened by the floral ingredients, and the tea ends up with a honey flavor throughout the sip.
The tea in both color and body lightened significantly, but didn’t taste watery as most teas I’ve had do upon the second infusion. The body and astringency reminded me of a green tea, and the honey taste was still there.
Flavors: Honey, Tea