A re-review of this tea.
Original tasting note: “One of the teas I got from Christmas from the husband :) I wanted to try some different things. I just placed the tips directly in the boiled water and let it steep continuously. The result is a mild woody taste (obviously to be expected).”
I actually brought down the rating from 70 to 60. Reason being: I broke up the cedar tips into small, manageable pieces and mixed them with the Violet Leaf tea I also got from IHOT. I’ve been using up the mixed teas at work (I put measured amounts in paper filters and steep in in my timolino, which retains heat like nothing else) and I find the cedar to be very powerful. I don’t mind mild woody tastes like rooibos of honeybush, but when steeped for too long the cedar is much too woody for my taste. Therefore, I’ve been careful about the steeping time with this tea. I think the reason why I didn’t mind this tea at first was because I just steeped it in a mug where the water cools down quickly and therefore not much of the wood taste is released. In the timolino, it stays at a very hot temperature for a long time and it’s very powerful way to steep.
Flavors: Cedar, Wood