I got a sample of this tea for free from Angel at Teavivire.
The dry leaf was beautiful – wiry, long, and golden. The smell as it brews is very sweet and malty.
As I drank the tea I tasted the sweet notes immensley. Honey, toasted rice, warm barley all came to mind. As the tea cooled I got more of the astrignent flavor. I drank this tea as I was on my way to work in traffic — I have enough of my sample to try again when I can cocentrate more on the tea and less on outside annoyances like traffic jams.