From the Samurai TTB
I had low expectations from this black/shu blend, and I was pleasantly surprised. The dry leaf didn’t have much of an aroma, and the brewing instructions were 2 tsp for 8 oz for 4 minutes which brewed up nice and strong.
The first steep is chocolatey, dark, and a bit earthy. I like it, and it would be a good candidate to share with coffee drinkers who want to try a bit of tea. It’s very smooth, with a bit of dark chocolate caramel aftertaste lingering. This is not a bland or bitter cup of tea, and I might want to experiment with leaf and steep time, but overall I’m enjoying this cup the second steep is a bit lighter and less complex, but still chocolatey and slightly caramel.
Thanks for adding to the box!