Yumm. This came as a free sample with the UtiliTEA I just bought – they sent me one of the bags, but I split it open so I could drink it in the tasting cup – I really need to get a gaiwan.
My first impressions of this were really, really good. It’s kind of warm and malty with chocolate overtones, and I think what I like most is the smoothness of it. It’s not astringent in the least.
It’s not as good anymore, since I got distracted and the water cooled, but I got 3 good steeps out of it, and since I brewed it in the tasting cup I’ve still got about half the sample left, so I think I’ll try again tomorrow!