So I finally broke open this tea. I ordered it back in February or so with the rest of my Verdant teas. I have to say, it was a little bit of a letdown compared to what I remember. The flavors were malty and slightly potato-y like I remember, but much weaker. It’s pretty much the same thing that happened to me with the batch of LB from the same order. Both were good, but not as strong as the ones I had before.
For the second and third steeps, I used a lot less water and then poured over ice to make iced tea. I also added a half pump of peach syrup from my office cafeteria. It actually turned out to be one of my favorite black teas to turn into a flavored iced tea. The peach and the base tea really went together well. So overall, even though I was a bit disappointed by the hot tea, I can see myself going through this pretty fast if I continue experimenting with iced teas.