Tea 10/11 of the tea I got from M&K’s etsy shop. I got a green tea sampler pack (10 teas) + they threw in one sample which was also a green tea :). Each of the samples I got were enough for 2-3 “servings” of tea.
First off, a comment on the steeping instructions- on the back of this sample it recommended 205 degrees F for this tea. What in the world were they thinking? This isn’t a roasted green tea so it can’t stand those temperatures. For my first cup I used half of the sample steeped for 3 min in 10 oz of 185 degree F water and the taste was so bitter I dumped it out along with the leaves since I knew they were burnt- what a shame. So I used the rest of the sample in a second cup of tea at 175 degree F for 2min. Still somewhat astringent, but much better. Second steeping of the leaves, 160 degree F water for 2 min and the tea is still bitter?? Maybe I overleafed this tea, but I’ve used the same amount of other teas with this amount of water and temperature and they’ve been fine (but of course, not all teas are made equal…)
Overall the best steeping was the 2nd one, and so my final verdict based on that steeping is that this is an okay tea, but obviously it has a tendency to get bitter very easily. Therefore this is not a tea I would repurchase.