|"A sweet tea - almost a bit spicy as of cinnamon along with intriguing mineral and woody notes. This tea is quite earthy but in a dry, woodland sort of way. "|
I used about about two teaspoons of leaf due to the size of the leaf for each 8 ounces of 200 degree water allowing 3 and a half minutes to infuse. The infused liquor is pumpkin copper in color and has a sweet, clean scent - not quite dry.
The taste is mild! My initial tasting notes indicate my surprise at this. It's a sweet tea, almost a bit spicy as of cinnamon along with intriguing mineral and woody notes. This tea is quite earthy but in a dry, woodland sort of way.
There's a nice honeyed/propolis sort of sweetness to this tea that is most appealing. The earthy spice is clean and matched nicely by a slightly dry close that makes this pleasantly refreshing.
A long second steep brought out an interesting perfume hidden in the leaf. It's spicy again in the second infusion and also less earthy; more mineral notes peak and the second infusion seems bright. Tasty!
This is a black tea (or red tea) that would perhaps be well appreciated by green tea lovers wishing for a change of pace.
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