Okay, trying anyway, just with less water and for 7 minutes. I’ll take it as a good sign that I didn’t want to be done with this tea yet – this is not like me at all.
Scent of the wet leaf:
Very faint maltiness.
Scent of the steeped tea:
Quite faint as well – it smells like the wet leaf, just a tinge malty and like a watered down syrup.
Much like the 3rd infusion. Yes, the flavor is definitely done here. It is just a weak malty black tea.
Overall this was really unique – I love anything from Hawaii so there was no way I’d pass up drinking tea from there. I don’t think it was necessarily a complex tea, but it was a solid one that I will have no problem enjoying the rest of.
And now that I have logged it maybe I’ll be more prepared for next time!