This is the kind of tea I pretty much exclusively cold brew, but given the amount of leaf and time available to me with these advents, hot preparation it is! (So daring!)
I’m loving the aroma as my tea steeps and reaches drinking temperatures… I smell sweet apple, toasted coconut, a tart cherry aroma, and am getting an overall tropical sort of feel.
Like the last “chunky herbal” tea, I probably should’ve dropped my water way back, since I like the flavor on those types of teas with a very heavy hand. The flavor just feels too weak with what is in the sample. I’m tasting mostly cherry, and it is coming off with both a nice fruity tartness but there is also a sweetness to the cup from the coconut, which is the other main flavor note I’m getting. After the sip, I get an aftertaste of strawberry, which I assume is the kiwi (not a fruit I ever have often, so it usually reads as strawberry to me). I like the flavor, I would just (optimally) use twice as much leaf as this to get my preferred brew. Since I tend to use leaf my herbal teabags swimming in my cup, hopefully the flavors will pop a bit more the longer it soaks.
Flavors: Cherry, Coconut, Fruity, Strawberry, Sweet, Tart, Tropical