Good, solid. I haven’t had enough of these teas to be a good judge between them, but I enjoyed this. The smoky flavor is more like toasted grains than liquid smoke or ashes, which is appreciated. Medium-high roasting is a bit much for me for an everyday tea, but this one is good. Leaves are large, and I didn’t see a single bit of tea dust or even breakage.
I’m not a very precise steeper. It’s a little less than half of a 15 g. sample, but I didn’t weigh it.
I would not want to steep this at boiling — it doesn’t need to be any stronger, and I think next time I may try it at 195 or 200 degrees F.
5 second rinse, then steeped 15 seconds, then 30 seconds, etc.
Flavors: Nutty, Nutty, Smoke, Smoke, Toasted, Toasted