3 Tasting Notes
What can I say? A solid gunpowder offering. Stands to resteep over and over, you can milk this for 3 pots if you’re frugal. Not unforgiving, it can tolerate being oversteeped or taking too much heat, but naturally becomes a lot grassier. Otherwise it is somewhat bold, and not terribly complex, but as advertised goes well with meals. I’d be interested to try it as an iced tea.
Black tea isn’t usually my thing but this manages to deliver black tea goodness without too much harshness on the gut. Stands well on its own, like a fine black coffee, but for those who don’t care much for black tea, the addition of milk and honey makes this a joy to drink. I bought this for when I was hosting when people might not appreciate black tea, but it finds itself in my teapot more often than I expected.
Bold flavors characterize this as a unique green tea which isn’t afraid to be flavorful. Prone to grassy overtones, but with complexity apparent at warmer temperatures. Can stand up well to a second steeping. Darker flavors are reminiscent of the Darjeeling region, but behaves like a green in terms of tannin and delicate flavors. Care should be taken not to oversteep past 3 minutes, and too avoid too much heat.