I received this free sample from them in my most recent order. It came in a pouch, with good labeling and a generous 7-8 g serving.
Oh no. Yikes. I’m the first one to review this. ^^
The dry leaves are elongated, twisted, dark, wire-y. The wet leaves, in the beginning, had a prominent floral aroma, almost perfumey. The liquor is a bright orange color. Early steeps I got a bit of baked bread, sweet plantains, honey, toast, but quite a bit of daylily notes as described on their site. For a couple of steeps, it started getting a little perfumey but that stage passed. The lid began losing the perfumey aroma and started smelling like sweet potatoes. By the fifth infusion, it was a wonderful full-on sweet potatoes yummy smell and on the 7th infusion, the lid smelled of freshly baked bread and sweet potatoes, the flavor profile mimicked the aroma. The floral notes were still there but not as prominent as before. I really began enjoying this tea in those middle stages on. As I progressed, the spices came out more, the floral exiting a bit, but was always there, the malty comforting side of the savory spectrum entered, some astringency but not a lot.
Delightful cup(s) of tea… Especially after my rice and steak stir-fry.
7g, 212°F, 110ml, rinse, 11 steeps: 5s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 35s, 45s, 55s, 65s, 75s, 120s
Flavors: Baked Bread, banana, Floral, Honey, Malt, Mineral, Spices, Sweet Potatoes, Yams