Another I get to try from Cameron B! Thank you kindly. Another B&B shop blend – awesome. This one is a sencha base with apple and blackberry. The little cubes of actual apples are something I don’t think I’ve seen in a previous B&B blend. The color of the brew is actually quite darker for a green tea, which worried me… I didn’t want it bitter. But crisis averted… the flavor is fine. Such a full apple flavor to the first cup! Somehow fading on the second cup. I didn’t notice too much to the blackberry, but I’m also very glad that any blackberry leaves didn’t ruin the flavor. B&B says this blend is inspired by cider, but in my opinion, any cider tea would most definitely need spices… and less blackberry? But if I’m taking the tea for what it is, and not thinking of ‘cider’, it’s a straight-forward, tasty blend.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for my smaller mug // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 1/2 minute steep