I don’t know how to feel about this tea. In the initial sip, it is similar to an aged oolong or mild black tea, and then this huge blast of artificial sweetness hits you. It really does taste like tea at first. Every sip, it isn’t until you hold it in your mouth for a moment that you get that sugar explosion. I’m not actually sure what compound is responsible for this, but it is quite odd. I think this is one of the most unique teas I have ever tried.
I thought about buying 100g from a company a while back to try it, but I’m so glad Liq. Proust let me buy this sample. I’m not sure I need large amount of this. I used a tiny pinch of leaf with 700 mL hot water and a 1 minute steep. Be wary of using a whole tsp of leaf, you would regret it. It isn’t a bad tea overall, but not something I need to drink all the time.
Flavors: Sweet, Tea
200 °F / 93 °C
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