Wow, I’m already out and I don’t have a tasting note? Must be good tea then!
Smells of malt and spices, a really pleasant aroma. In addition I am getting just a hint of some sort of fruit as well. I love to simply hold the cup under my nose and inhale. Taste is a very pleasant combination of white and red tea. As much as I liked the Bai Lin Kung Fu from Shang Tea, I think this is better.
For a red tea this is pretty mild. The reason being this is (as stated on the package) made from white tea leaves.
Taste is less malty than the smell, it resembles their silver needle king and yet is obviously changed at the same time by the fermentation process. This is a wonderful special occasion tea in which you will not realize you have drank it all if you are not careful. Highly recommended!
I am typically able to get around 3 steepings from this, unlike other red teas which you seem to start suffering at around two steepings.