This is a very playful tea that is fun to drink. The mallow flower and chocolate add a subtle sweetness and happy kid quality. The tea combo is bright and light and not particularly malty nor overly earthy from the pu erh. The tea is slightly astringent with a mild coppery note I quite like and just a touch of fruitiness that balances any hint of mustiness. I dont think this tea is very “bold” and it won’t replace my morning joe but it has just enough kick to enliven an afternoon.
The sliders dont work well with my tablet. Steep time 5 minutes water at full boil. I tend to use a lot of tea per cup and like this one best when I use about a tablespoon. I usually steep twice with that much tea. This one holds up to that method well. The second steeping is not as full bodied as the first but more fruitiness comes out in the second steeping so I always have that second cup.