Another backlog before I hop away to work.
Thank you for such a generous sample of this tea, Angel!
My first as well as final impression of this was that this tea is serious. I mean, it does not have the playful, and almost flirtatious, sweetness of some other Chinese blacks but, nevertheless, it has the same malty depth. For all I remember, it could even have more depth. Every sip would stay on my tongue like a piece of luxurious dark chocolate and melt away slowly.
I could easily see how this tea would become a breakfast, everyday tea in spite of the fact that one should definitely not gobble it down and rush around with it. It is very up to the point, however. Like morning decisions. Like organizing your day. Like trying to wake up :D
The notes I noticed here are those of baked bread and malt with a hint of dark chocolate. While the sweetness, as I already mentioned, is not as pronounced, the tea is neither bitter nor astringent in any way.
It is the kind of tea you just want to keep on drinking. And that was what I did on my last Monday afternoon that I had off work :)