Tasting #1 – Steep Time 1 Minute
Very light in color, hardly any flavor above the heat. But I could drink it like this all day.
Tasting #2 – Steep Time 3 Minutes
A light roasted flavor, not at all like roasted rice but more similarly to the kuki hojicha.
Tasting #3 – Steep Time 5 Minutes
The flavor hasn’t changed much since the last tasting
Tasting #4 – Steep Time 8 Minutes
No hint of astringency and I’ve gotten used to the unique roasted flavor by now. This would easily be a good tea to drink all day long without worrying about it.
I used 1TBSP and 1TSP for 32oz of cold water and let it steep for 24 hours before tasting. Cold brew is supposed to be a concentrate, but either I need to add more tea or I have a strong palate because I just drink this straight out of the bottle. The tea is lighter in flavor than when hot and there is no astringency even though I let it steep for so long. Delicious and refreshing, my preferred way to drink this tea.