Tasting # 1 – Steep Time 2 Minutes
Very light, tea is a light yellow color similar to some green teas. I can smell the toasted leaves more than I can taste them.
Tasting #2 – Steep Time 5 Minutes
Good toasted flavor, not at all like any black tea even though the color is more reminiscent of black teas. There is a distinct creamy mouth feel that lingers after the tea is gone.
Tasting #3 – Steep Time 8 Minutes
Strong toasted flavor and aroma. There is a slight astringency, but barely noticeable over the toasty flavor.
3 Tea Bags, 32oz Water
I’ve cold brewed this several times with 4 tea bags and it has consistently come out as too strong, the only tea I actually have to dilute. But 3 tea bags is just right. Smooth and silky, the roasted quality isn’t too strong. That is usually what gets me, the overwhelming roasted flavor doesn’t taste roasty after a while, just pungent. But when just right it’s delicious and refreshing.
Flavors: Roasted, Walnut