Cool gray morning, what better time for a Big Red Robe. This was a sample from my order I placed last month. Used a 130ml gaiwan and 5gm of tea. The dry leaf has hints of dried fig, tobacco and chocolate. Wet leaf abounds with scents of the tobacco and fragrant sweet flowers. After the recommended steep of 30 seconds the flavors are already in full gear. Caramel, fig, date, flowers all with a backbone of rocky goodness. Subsequent steeps showed a general waning of flavors and aromas, this is the first time I have had a tea where the first steep was the best. I think I need to do a concentrated BRR tasting with someone who is an expert to help dissect the teas nuances. I really do like these Wu Yi teas as every sip has something to say.
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