My husband is more of a laid back guy – most teas he can take or leave. He’s nearly as happy with the nameless pu-erh we got at the Asian market (and I found what looked like tooth floss in it!) as the mini cakes I got him from Arbor. But he loves this tea. He says it reminds him of the bottled iced-teas, but with more natural flavors. And for the first time, he asked me to add something to a tea order!
Myself, I’m not quite as enthusiastic about it. The tea leaves did open significantly – I had to switch it to a different teapot because the filter was too small! – but while I may look as much as I want at the pretty green leaves I don’t taste anything but the slightest hint of them. It’s all about the citrus. Despite that, I am impressed by how consistent the re-steeps are. This has lasted me most the afternoon, and the taste has barely changed at all.
Update: Four steepings now, in my 24oz teapot, and it’s still holding strong. I think this thing might actually outlast us!