Quick Notes Thanks to Bonnie for sharing this one with me.
Dry – Chocolate, cream, vanilla, lightly malty.
Wet – Chocolate/cacao, creamy, vanilla, thick sweetness.
Liquor – Golden Bronze.
Gong fu in Porcelain Gaiwan 4-5g/4.5oz
1st 6secs – Deep chocolate taste with some tart notes and creaminess up front. As it washes down, it is creamier sweet with deeper chocolate notes, that turns slightly tasting and sweet. The aftertaste is cleaner but still has a creamy chocolate taste.
2nd 5secs – Thicker and deeper chocolate notes with tart notes and some creaminess up front. As it washes down, it is creamy, thick with strong chocolate notes, with sweet vanilla notes. The aftertaste is creamy, thick and chocolaty.
3rd 8secs – Thick, deep chocolate notes with some tartness and creaminess up front. As it washes down, it becomes creamy deep and thicker chocolate with sweet vanilla notes. The aftertaste is chocolaty and creamy.
4th 12secs – Deep chocolate notes with more tart-tangy notes up front. As it washes down, it isn’t as creamy but is smooth and turns vanilla sweet. The aftertaste is thick and creamy chocolate notes.
5th 17secs – Chocolate notes with some tart notes and some sweetness up front. As it washes down, it is smooth with prescent but weaker chocolate notes and vanilla sweetness. The aftertaste is sweet with chocolate notes and slight thickness.
This is a great black tea, is is a deeper and more complex Laoshan Black. Laoshan is mostly sweet while this one has deeper complexity with tart (slightly bitter but not astringent) notes. I feel like it balances itself very well and makes it a very pleasant experience. Thanks Bonnie!