This is one of my favorites. Custom designed by the Austin Browncoats (Go Browncoats!), I got a nice sample of this and Captain Hammer at Sherwood Forest Faire.
There’s a hint of caramelly sweetness that comes out amidst the black tea, and along with the nuts, gives it this beautiful complexity. (Fits the character, too!)
I did let the water get to boiling this time (2 min, 40 sec), and probably let it steep too long. It had a very bitter flavor I don’t usually get (I usually only heat the water in the microwave for 2 minutes. I can’t wait until I have something to heat my tea up to a specific temperature rather than jut in the microwave!). I’ve found that I often get better results by heating the water to a lower temperature and allowing it to steep for however long, rather than controlling the steeping time (which is often a bit harder for me to do).
Flavors: Caramel, Nutty, Tea