Jin Die continues to amaze me. It starts out like a typical smooth, earthy, almost kind of sweet or zesty, then subsequent steeps are a deep earthy flavour similar to pu-erh. I’ve also never had a black tea that was such an excellent resteepter (previous note had 6 steeps, and 1-5 were very dark).
This is another black tea in my collection that I enjoy steeping in a gaiwan (or my tiny glass teapot), because they are just tea buds with no debris, and it’s ideal for resteeping often. I’ve tried both long and short (start :30, then +:30) steeps, either way it’s a tasty treat.