Sadly haven’t written anything for this yet. It’s winter! It’s time! The leaf here is HUGE and very dark. I like the addition of subtle mint and cinnamon. The mint is more noticeable than the cinnamon. But it’s a smooth, creamy mint. I can’t really taste the oolong, though the brew color is quite dark for an oolong… but my tastebuds have seemed off lately. Second steep: peachy which seems a bit odd with these ingredients. Third steep: hint of roast. I really liked the first two steeps… I should have kept going with some short steeps rather than killing it on the third steep for five minutes. Surprisingly little roasted flavor even while overdoing it. The perfect blend for today anyway. I would definitely use two teaspoons in the future. It slightly reminds me of the mint in B&B’s Brighton which can only mean awesome. I have also been enjoying other holiday teas: S&V’s Sugar Plum, 52Teas Rumchata and Angry’s Candy Cane.
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons for full mug // 22 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 12 minutes after boiling // 1 1/2 minute steep
Steep #3 // 3 minutes after boiling // 5 min