Presentation: The packaging was was very nice, sealed foiled bag with nicely written label. Brenden always leaves a nice note to his customers thanking them for their business. The leaves are a lovely golden color, many of the trichomes still cover the leaves.
Scent: Sweet, and Malty.
Flavor: The flavor was smooth, sweet and malty. It carried notes of caramel and was quite flavorful. It is very similar to Whispering Pines Golden Snail black tea that they offer.
Brew Method: Western: I weighed out 0.33g/oz of tea leaves with the brewing temperature set at 205F. I did two brews of this tea one for 3 minutes and the next for 5 minutes. My only concern was that the instructions on the packaging said to brew them at 212F, when in the past other golden bud black teas from Whispering pines would instruct 205F. The tea is great and I would recommend it for a tea lover’s cupboard.
Flavors: Caramel, Malt, Smooth, Sweet