Dry: Long and luscious twisty black leaves. Some of them have a touch of rust to mahogany at the tip of the twist. They smell subtly sweet, dark, and malty. It is unassuming in fragrance, keeping its true flavorful nature hidden within the twists and turns of the lovely leaf until brewed.
Steeped: Clear dark brown liquor. As the leaves unfurl, it is apparent from the lovely aroma of rich honey and malt wafting from the teapot that something something special is happening. Good morning, indeed!
Taste: Oh, this tea. Rich, dark, honeyed malt with a lingering sweetness that reminds me of oozing caramel. Each sip is a new experience of warm, smooth, sweet flavor profiles. Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black, how can you be so lovely? I used to have just one true love in a straight black tea when I found Laoshan Black, but now there is a tea love triangle in my life. This one is just as amazing in an entirely different flavor profile and I love it!