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The dry tea has a nice, dry, earthy aroma. I like the needle-like leaves, as most of the Yunnan blacks I get my hands on will be rolled in some way.

After a 5 second rinse (which elicited a nice earthy scent), I infused the leaves for around 45 seconds at a time. The liquor is a lovely amber color and the flavor of the first infusion is surprisingly smooth. There is a slight sweetness to the tea that I was not anticipating and I can’t quite put my finger on what it reminds me of. Maybe it’s like the sweetness you experience when eating pumpkin or certain kinds of squash.

The second infusion has lost the mellowness and is giving a bit more astringency, which I find fun. Overall, it’s not bitter or anything, but a very nice tea to drink and enjoy.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec
ScottTeaMan

Glad you’re back!

Dinah Saur

Thanks, Scott! I never stop drinking tea, I just sometimes don’t have the time or thought process to write it up here. Failure! :P

ScottTeaMan

I’ve been busy lately too-but NENVER too busy for tea. :))

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ScottTeaMan

Glad you’re back!

Dinah Saur

Thanks, Scott! I never stop drinking tea, I just sometimes don’t have the time or thought process to write it up here. Failure! :P

ScottTeaMan

I’ve been busy lately too-but NENVER too busy for tea. :))

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