When I looked into the canister I could immediately see two distinct types of tea leaves in there. One type was a mix of black and gold and made into thin, rather curly twists, while the other leaves were much larger and more loosely twisted and a uniform black colour. I assumed that these were the Yunnan and Wuyi black tea leaves repsectively; I’ve tried various Yunnans before but I’ve never tried a Wuyi black, just their oolongs.
The tea’s scent in an interesting mixture of smokey and delicate, slightly floral notes. It’s flavour is surprisingly mild as well – I was expecting some more robust and Yunnan-like in character and while the tea does have some of those smokey-tannic notes is much milder and smoother. There’s also an interesting fruity aftertaste that reminds me a bit of a particular Wuyi Yancha oolong that I’ve tried (from H&S, not Adagio). This is a really unique black tea, I’ve got to say.