While this tea may represent the scout of destruction, it's 100% safe to drink. All black teas, Ceylon Sonata lays down the base for blackberry and a hint of earl grey bravo to create a palate that's subtle and intriguing. Cornflowers match Hotaru's signature shade and create a beautiful cup of tea.
In my experience, black teas shine around 180-195F/82-90C. I prefer the lower end of the bracket, personally. I think the flavor comes out smoother, crisper, and with less tannins and the leaves resteep better. This tea will get approximately 3-4 resteeps. If you want stronger flavor, add more tea leaves, not more time. To prepare iced, simply use twice the tea leaves and half the water you usually would. Use the same amount of time (3 minutes). Drop over a full cup of ice, to flash chill and dilute to regular strength. To conserve leaves, just steep hot and put into the fridge.