So in my first tasting note on this tea, I only had a chance to try the first steep. And as it got cold, it got really bitter. I have had a few more chances to try it.
2tsp in boiling water.
First steep of 15 seconds- remains the same as my first review. Very roasty nut and buckwheat flavours. Does get a bit bitter as it cools.
Second steep of 30 seconds- pretty much the same flavour as the first steep. But no bitterness as it cools. I think I might like this one better cold. Very similar to a buckwheat cold brew/iced tea. But there is a more in depth roasty flavour profile and it is somewhat sweeter.
Third steep of 45 seconds- this one is holding out really good for a third steep. It is starting to mellow a bit but the flavours are still quite strong. And it still brews up quite dark. The roasty flavour profile is subsiding and it is a bit more nutty tasting. There is more of a sencha type buttery green tea flavour that is starting to emerge.
I am sure I could do more steeps with this but I haven’t had the chance to try yet.