Picked this one out today to brew in my new Breville Tea Maker. I filled the thing with about a liter of filtered water and about 7 tsp of leaf and turned the thing on. In five minutes I had a nice black tea. I picked a decaf out because I have insomnia and stop real tea by two or three in the afternoon. This one is overall pretty good. It’s got a nice note from the mango and the black tea is in there too. I no longer see this on the Simpson and Vail website so it looks like it is no more. While this doesn’t really compare to a real black tea made by someone like Whispering Pines it is still pretty good. I find the decaf teas made by Simpson and Vail to be generally high quality. Any time you turn a tea into a decaf you lose something in translation but this is pretty good.
I steeped this one time in a Breville Tea Maker with 7 tsp leaf and approximately 1 liter of water for about 5 minutes.