I must confess…this tea is merely a vehicle. I’ve started making my turmeric ginger honey for tea again and while I usually use it to flavor up second steeps of other teas, I saw this at a local Armenian market and figured it would go well as a more neutral base tea to add my honey to. And I mean, it was nice-looking loose gunpowder green for $6 a pound. Not an enormous investment for a tea I can play around with.
I have to say it was a good purchase! On its own this tea is a perfectly pleasant cup. There isn’t a great deal of nuance to it – just a simple gunpowder with an edge of smoke, a tea you don’t really have to think about drinking. I think it would be very nice iced as well. And as I suspected it takes my turmeric ginger honey very well. I think I’m also going to use it to experiment with adding other herbs to make more savory teas.