Welp, I am kicking myself for ruining my last cup of this tea. I clearly wasn’t thinking straight when I made it, because I poured a whole cup of unboiled kettle water over the leaf, set my timer, and only realised after two minutes when the leaves weren’t unfurling properly, the water was still clear and no scent was coming from the cup. Sigh. I panicked, dumped the water, and poured a fresh cup but alas, by that time the damage had been done. The baked Ali Shan is a really nice base, and I enjoyed the cup still because of that, but almost all of the banana, walnut and butterscotch flavours had been rinsed out and washed away. The walnut was the only one that I could pick up for most of the cup, and only then if I thought about it, and probably half because of the mouthfeel, but towards the end of the cup as it cooled I noticed the banana peeking through a little more. Note to self: CHECK YOU BOILED THE KETTLE!