Citrus, quince, and hibiscus lend balance to a prized black tea.
1. Heat water to 208˚F.
2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves.
3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
This really snuck up on me. I don't have very much experience with black tea and none at all with Darjeeling; as I tend to avoid it due to high caffeine content. I bought the Lotus sampler a while back and tried this tea because it had quince in it, which is a flavor I adore. So here's the thing. This tea is fantastic. It's a deep, flavorful tea with that beautiful sweet quince edge. It's not in-your-face strong like a lot of black teas I've tried. I simply had to have a canister after trying a single steep. I regret nothing, and this is now one of my favorite teas.