This is a teabag from the Teacha subscription so the 1 tsp measurement is really 1 teabag but I’m not sure how much tea is in that bag.
I’m new to tea and probably lack some of the vocabulary and don’t have a lot of reference points yet so take my rating and descriptions with a few grains of salt.
The dry leaf in the bag smelled of chocolate to me. This was quite strong but very pleasant. Since the tea was in a bag I brewed it as western style as close to the recommended temperature and time as I could get. I ended up with 4 minutes and 200 degree water.
The tea was a pale yellow and the chocolate smell was there but had become less like cocoa and more earthy or nutty (sorry but I can’t find the right word to describe this). The taste was very pleasant. I’m guessing this was the roasting of the tea I was smelling and tasting. The tea was not at all bitter and was quite enjoyable. I didn’t get much in the way of other flavors but I enjoyed it enough to try a second steeping, this time for 5 minutes.
The tea held up fairly well. The flavors were a bit more subdued but overall it was still very pleasant.
The tea left me pleasantly energized (though not caffeine jittery) and surprisingly feeling full. I guess there was something in that roasty flavor and the mouthfeel that, at least for the moment, left me feeling like I had eaten something more substantial.
Flavors: Cocoa, Roasted