Thanks again, Cameron B! I’m all there for a fig tea from B&B. I wasn’t expecting much from reading other Steepsterers tasting notes. But thanks to whomever lowered my expectations, because I really like this. First of all, I have no idea what a figgy pud would actually taste like. But I bet I would like it. I do like figs. I wouldn’t say this tea screams FIG but it does have a nice, creamy dessert type flavor with a flavor that could also slightly resemble fig. Any spicy flavor is also just a hint, so doesn’t overpower the unique dessert flavor in the cup. The blend is a very solid balance between the spice, whatever the creamy fig flavor is, and the rooibos. Now I want some actual whatever-the-heck figgy pud is. I will say that when googling pictures of ‘figgy pudding’, a photo of B&B’s Figgy Pud tin is included in the results, so that’s fun.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug // 10 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep
Edited to add: Now that I’m looking at the ratings for this one again, none are too low, so I was possibly thinking of a different blend…
Also, with more noticeable FIG flavor, that would easily push the rating on this much higher.