Thank you so much for sending me this from your stash Ricky! *cyberhug *
Yeah, it wasn’t a bomb after all – whew! ;P
Wow, this tea is strong and fierce, just like the tiger on the tin suggests. It’s as dark as the pu-erh I had a few days go and the mouth-feel is almost as stiff. It’s got that smoky-tannin scent that I tasted in Adagio’s Yunana Jig – now that I think about it, what it reminds me of is the scent of green willow twigs being burned.
This tea has a smoother, more pleasent consistancy than its counterpart though. I’m also picking up a bit of spiciness after the intital rush of smokiness, not pepper though – it actually reminds me more of cloves.
Anyway, it’s a very nice tea and it makes me even more of a sad puppy that I missed out on getting a tin.