From Annie a while ago, thank you so much for this unique tea! I just plopped a yeti in a mug. I also dumped the loose leaves from the package, that weren’t attached to the yeti to keep steeping in the mug while taking the tied-together piece out after a minute. Not sure if I SHOULD have dumped the broken leaves into the mug, but I don’t like wasting tea! The yeti in general reminds me of a sea urchin! The flavor once you remove the uniqueness of the yeti from the cup, is a sweet, light white tea. Once you sip down the majority of the trichomes (or ahem, the hair of the yeti) in the first steep, the second steep is much smoother, so possibly an initial rinse would also be a good idea. The second steep was even better! Even sweeter, even lighter — I don’t think leaving the few loose leaves in the mug made the tea bitter at all… I should have kept going with more steeps, now that I think about it..
Steep #1 // 1 yeti for full mug // 33 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 31 minutes after boiling // 2 min