Thanks to ScottTeaMan for getting me a sample of this from Upton!
The dry leaves do smell very malty, and the leaves are beautiful. I always thought that Pekoe referred to Indian/Sri Lankan teas but I guess I was wrong.
My tea liquor is a dark orange color and smells malty and a little bit spicy! It has that sweet potato/starchy quality that reminds me a bit of a golden monkey. The tea is very gentle with no astringency. It has a bit of a cocoa aroma/flavor as well as smelling a bit… “bready?” The sweet and gentle nature of the tea kind of coats your mouth and is very moistening. The aftertaste on this one definitely lingers. This is definitely a nice afternoon tea for today!
Steeped via regular infuser mug method. I did one resteep and the second cup is still pleasant although the flavor has faded a bit.