Recent Tasting Notes
Dried leaf mostly dark, twisted and wiry with some lighter brown leaves and a few golden tips, highly aromatic, smell of spice (hints of rosemary), raisin and a hint of smoke and leather.
The brewed tea smells of spice, leather, hint of smoke, sour fruit like and unripe plum crossed with green mango. On the tongue the light smoke and leather joined with the sweet/sour unripe stone fruit flavours and was followed by smoke/charcoal taste with citrus/malt tones and a faintly floral. It was mildly astringent and highly tannic. If oversteeped and leafed it tastes bitter, woody, slightly smoky with notes of espresso, a hint of leather, savoury spice, and of sweet and sour fruity notes layered on top of bitter notes. The fruity notes open up to freshening feeling at top of mouth. Astringency increases with steep time. There is a faint floral notes in the
An interesting but not overwhelming flavour.
The dry leaf appears to be a BOP with some golden tips. The tea smells sweet with fruit references to raisin and plum and faintly traces of cinnamon, and bisuit. It brews to the colour of red wood. It has vegetal top notes, followed by faint bisuit, than a lingering sweet raisin flavour with faint reference to spice. The tea seems thin at first but deepens as the flavour develops in the mouth. It is fairly smooth with very little astrigency. The second steep is more biscuity and less sweet, with stronger bitter vegetal notes. This tea is another Polish tea that I picked up at a local European grocer. Quite nice for a tea in its price range.