1.25 tsp for 250mL [email protected], steeped 4 minutes, drunk bare.
Like, omigod, the tea even came with, like, a blood-dripping A&D button I can pin on my jacket!
An excellent smoky China black tea. Not quite the same as I remember — it’s missing that almost savoury /salty note — but still a more nuanced smoky tea than many. The smoke scent is strong but not smothering, while the liquor itself, a light brown with some reddish tones, is mineral and sweet and sparkling — not carbonated, obviously, but giving definite bite. Smoky notes in the finish. A very light body. I may try making this stronger tomorrow.