I’ve sipped this a couple times but haven’t written a note yet. This time I went all out with the recommended three teaspoons. Before, I was probably only using two. I would say there isn’t a large difference in flavor from using 2 to 3 teaspoons. But it definitely doesn’t seem overleafed with three. The base never gets bitter. It’s a really good blend, but I always am wishing there was as much melon flavor as the Cantaloupe & Cream tea had. There IS melon here though on this delicious Darj, with hints of espresso as well. The melon/coffee combo is really good. With this base, it couldn’t be a better choice, but I am finding it tough to taste the flavor of the Darj itself. Looking up my tasting note for the base on its own, I gave it a 92 so this is the perfect blend for me to stock up on! The second cup is possibly more delicious. I don’t think this Darj can be oversteeped at all. There might be more espresso flavor somehow. The THIRD steep is even scrumptious! This base is VERY difficult to ruin. Butiki, I miss you!
Steep #1 // 3 tsps. // 14 minutes after boiling // about 4 minute steep
Steep #2 // 15 min a.b // 4 min
Steep #3 // few minutes a.b. // 4 min
Note to self for future steeps: You don’t NEED 3 tsps. but if you DO use 3, definitely steep three times!