Welp, this is tasting note #1000 and I thought there would be no better tea to celebrate with! Ha! I’m so funny, folks.
Anyway, on to the tea. The dry leaf of this smells…interesting. Not great, but that’s the bamboo, I know it. I’ve got a few other bamboo teas with the same scent. I set it to steep and started the timer for two minutes, my normal steep time for tea. As I waited, I read the little box and it says to steep for 8-10 minutes. Whoa. So in the interest of Science! I let it steep for 8 minutes. The smell carried over to the brewed tea, but no matter.
Now, there is a very good reason I don’t let things steep for 8 or more minutes…I forget about them! Also, I put in my sugar lumps before pouring the hot water in, but by the time the timer went off, I’d forgotten that I’d already done it and did it again. Of course my 1000th tasting note includes me being a dummy XD.
This tea is lovely. It’s very fruity, but the bamboo keeps it from being overwhelmingly fruity, if that makes any sense. Strawberry and mango and other fruits, but those two really stand out to me. Hot, it’s good but not mind-blowing, but that’s okay. I bought it for cold steeping.