From the Cinco de Mayo sale from last year. I’m trying to write some notes for the last few teas before then, if they happen to have a sale again this year (though I will be refraining from that sale this time around.) This is a decent example of English Breakfast. I can tell it is NOT just Ceylon, and looking up the info, I’m correct. It still isn’t the best black tea I have ever had, but it’s a mix of Ceylon, Chinese and Indian teas. There is a sweetness here, dried hay, and when it cools, hints of stonefruits. The second steep gets a bit more bitey, but retains that fresh fruit quality, then maybe hazelnuts. (I notice a flavor note from another Steepsterer says “nutty”.) Worth trying for a dollar!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 24 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 minute steep
On another note, it looks like Maya Tea is going allergen free, so they have many good blends on sale to make room for new recipes.
Flavors: Hay, Hazelnut, Stonefruit