Amount: 1 tsp
Water: 6 ounces boiling filtered
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell:
Steeped Tea Smell: strong black tea, MilitiaJim notes vanilla AmazonV notes caramel
Flavor: smooth strong black tea, a bit bitter
Liquor: nice dark orange-brown
Steepster traveling teabox tea!
Not really getting the sweet cream taste, it is a smooth yet bold black, but that’s about it.
Post-Steep Additives: german rock sugar, 1 tsp
This tempers the bitter, now I think it bring out the creaminess.
Resteep: 2 min w/1 tsp rock sugar
I still the am getting mostly the same as above and I am getting a slight citrus hint in the flavor and the hint of vanilla in the smell MilitiaJim was talking about.
I am a cream and sugar in my black tea kind of person, some people don’t really like additives, while others always put them in without trying the tea first. i like to give the tea a chance first.
It’s a solid black, but I won’t buy it as there are other blacks I love as opposed to like / find to be good quality.