Another from the TTB – I haven’t ever bought any tea from MP, but figured I’d try their tea after it came my way in the TTB. I had enough of this for one normal-sized session and one smaller session. My first session was weird – I think my tastebuds were a bit off, as it tasted just weirdly bitter. Second session was a little bit nicer thankfully, though I did find this tea wanting to get bitter on me.
In my second session, when I managed to taste the tea properly, I got notes of hay mostly, with a bit of a funky apricot note as well. That apricot note was a bit weird, tasting almost plasticy or artificial for some reason. As I mentioned earlier, I found I had to keep steep times pretty low or this tea would get unpleasantly bitter on me. Even with steep times under 10s for the majority of the session, I got only about 9 steeps from this tea. This one wasn’t particularly to my taste, even when I did taste it properly and manage the steep times a little more closely.
Flavors: Apricot, Bitter, Hay