Woohoo, a parcel from Cameron arrived yesterday!
This one does say to steep and enjoy with milk, which I’m not doing (as a disclaimer).
I steeped this for 5.5 minutes, which I was a bit concerned would result in astringency in the base, but I’m happy to report that’s not the case. The base is smooth with just enough depth to make it substantial. The first smell and taste is lemongrass, which I don’t know if I’ve ever had in combination with a black base. While there’s nothing wrong with it, I wasn’t overly thrilled with just a lemongrass black tea. Happily, the banana starts to kick in as the tea cools. It takes a backseat to the lemongrass, but the fit nicely together, creating an almost creamy profile. Overall, a fairly tasty cup and I’m grateful to have been able to try it.