Yesterday a prominent priest with a popular radio broadcast, blog and twitter feed both ping-backed and re-tweeted a blog entry of mine and my site got 708 unique views in one day. I think that doubled my unique views for the lifetime of the blog (just a few months).
So I’m celebrating with Golden Fleece.
The dry leaf aroma is maturing as it rests. Sweetness and fruit, but also roasted nuts, malt, and cacao.
The wet left is almost overpowering with a kind of toasted cashew or graham cracker scent.
And yet the cup itself is gentle. A sweet start but a dry finish.
With the second steep the characteristic thickness emerges as well.
One thing I notice with this tea is that the flavor is almost entirely in the nose, not on the tongue. I wonder if that’s true of other teas and I don’t notice?