Sip Down! Slowly going through my old collection of tea. Wanted something flavored I could sweeten for ice tea and found this. There was about 4 grams left, so I filled it out with 1 gram of old laoshan green oolong from verdant; it’s a green Chinese base and laoshan oolong is a fancy green tea anyways. Brewed with half amount of water and sweetened with sugar while still hot before ice added, and combined both steepings.
This was good, but If I could do it over I’d brew it around 170, cause the astringency from the base green tea is quite strong. It kinda works with the tart zingy flavors though. I did add more sugar to help offset the astringent qualities from 5grams to 13 grams. Though I think 10 grams would have been better. It does really taste like one of this tangy fruit marshmallow salads you see every now and then. Going to get one more steep out of this to top off my half full glass. Overall good tangy brew, just mind the water temp and steep time.
Flavors: Astringent, Cranberry, Marshmallow, Tangy, Tart