Burnt-sugar aroma is different but pleasing. The flavor is very unusual, and I’m having a hard time coming up with descriptors. Sort of a combination of wood and caramel, but not similar to either. Plus, of course, the burnt sugar. Very powerful taste and finish. After a few sips, a straw component appeared as well. Every sip is different; I have a feeling I’ve missed out by steeping this western-style.
I rated this highly because I’m a sucker for complexity. I’m still undecided as to how much I like the flavors."
Thanks to Stacy at Butiki Tea for putting this box together