212F, 5 minutes, 2 scoops sugar in first. 1 sachet = 8-10oz of tea.
The tea has a deep auburn color that is absolutely beautiful. The leaves bloom in the sachet, taking up all of the space in the bag, and changes the water color from light to a dark auburn color somewhat quickly (maybe halfway through the steep). There is a strong black tea aroma, and hints of floral notes in the steam. The tea is both visually and fragrantly a delight.
Drinking the tea, it comes across smoother and less astringent than other breakfast teas I’ve had. The black tea tannins are softened by the floral ingredients, and the tea ends up with a honey flavor throughout the sip.
The tea in both color and body lightened significantly, but didn’t taste watery as most teas I’ve had do upon the second infusion. The body and astringency reminded me of a green tea, and the honey taste was still there.
Flavors: Honey, Tea