Brewed in a ceramic Korean infuser cup using filtered L.A. tap water, just off the boil.
Sienna liquor emits a pleasant bouquet of muscatel, peach, and berry syrup. Fruity and floral on the palate, almost sweet, with hints of loam and cocoa in the finish. Medium bodied with restrained tannins offering only mild astringency; I might steep this for an additional minute if I was seeking a more “brisk” extraction.
The wet leaves have hints of purple, and smell faintly vegetal.
A 5 minute second steep is a bit lighter and more one-note, but by no means bland.
An 8-10 minute final infusion is lighter and sweeter still.
Well unified, with an above-average aroma, this is a pleasant afternoon tea and a reasonable value. This would also be an excellent choice iced or as the base for a kombucha.