First attempt at low temperature brewing of this black tea with 4 infusions (30 seconds each) to explore the profile that emerges.
I am pleasantly suprised by the outcome at 90 degrees (which I hear is quite a low temp for black tea).
- Personally enjoyed the 2nd and 3rd infusions the most at these temps especially.
- The bitterness and astringency I generally associate with black tea is non-existent with this high altitude variety at this temperature and the hidden aromas-flavors (flowery bouquet) are easier to appreciate.
- I get a very light citrus, mostly floral flavor with a beautiful light orange colored syrup. Very smooth, which is characteristic of the region this tea originates from (Nuawara Eliya from the product description).
Next attempt I will be using a variable temperature tea kettle to really pinpoint some other temperatures and will expand more on the details of each infusion.
Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Rose