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This tea intrigued me with its description so I am pleased to finally be able to taste it for myself and post notes.

Dry leaf aroma: Sweet and slightly malty with a mild trace of tobacco.

Preparation: I prepped the leaves with an initial 1 second rinse and then proceeded with my session western style (my gaiwan is on the way, so for now I am steeping western style).

First steeping: 2 minutes at 205 degrees. The aroma is basic, a moderate black tea scent with the ever-so-slight hint of something more intricate which I cannot describe accurately. The taste is much more complex and the initial mouth-feel is extremely creamy. I’ve not experienced a black tea quite this creamy before; very nice! Buried in the creaminess is a hint of honey and a very subtle aftertaste of baked bread and banana. At the end of this cup, after it had cooled quite a bit, I detected a citrusy aftertaste in addition to the bread and banana essences. Interestingly, the creamy mouth-feel lingered after each sip. Very unique.

Second steeping: 2 minutes at 205 degrees. I am detecting a subtle baked bread and banana scent along with the straightforward black tea fragrance. This steeping is not as creamy as the first but is still quite rich. The flavors are less complex but the brew still retains the initial profile of cream, honey, baked bread, and a trace of banana. While the cup is hot I am experiencing more of the citrus aftertaste.

I’d like to try another session using a gaiwan and multiple short steepings to experiment with influencing the flavor profile.

This is a tea that I will add to my permanent stock. Well worth the price and experience!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Banana, Citrus, Creamy, Honey

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
boychik

Sounds amazing!

Cameron B.

Yummy! :D I’ll have to get some samples from you at some point… After hiatus, lol.

Blodeuyn

This is indeed one amazing tea. I wanted to try it again today but my head is all stuffy. :(

TheTeaFairy

Very nice review!

Blodeuyn

Thank you :)

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boychik

Sounds amazing!

Cameron B.

Yummy! :D I’ll have to get some samples from you at some point… After hiatus, lol.

Blodeuyn

This is indeed one amazing tea. I wanted to try it again today but my head is all stuffy. :(

TheTeaFairy

Very nice review!

Blodeuyn

Thank you :)

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Web developer, video game lover, artist. I’m enjoying my tea journey and learning all I can along the way.

My ratings
91-100: Must have on hand at all times! Nom nom nom!

80-90: Good, and perhaps quite yummy, but I won’t be heartbroken if I don’t have it again.

65-79: Fairly decent, I will finish what I have on hand but I won’t reorder.

50-64: Not completely horrid. I won’t finish what I have on hand.

1-49: I’d rather drink water.

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