Thanks so much for the excellent swap, derk! Some amazing teas that I have wanted to try in that package, including the first I’ve ever been able to try from August Uncommon! So very thrilled for that. I tried this a few days ago, late on the tasting note, but I was drinking this from derk and Yeti from Annie and was feeling quite tea spoiled!! I’m grateful to Steepster for all the tea buds and the oceans of tea I’ve been able to try over the years because of those tea buds.
This is GOOD. A great tea to have on hopefully one of the last colder days of the season. Apple, yet also savory from the clove and fennel on a lighter black tea base. I love to find an occasional fennel tea. I debated using two teaspoons for a BIG mug to finish the sample off but I’m glad I didn’t, as the flavor is certainly full and lingering in the mouth long enough to only use one teaspoon. Now I have the extra teaspoon for another day. A great introduction to August Uncommon!
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a mug // 22 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 3 minutes after boiling // 3 min steep