The leaves for this tea are contrasting light and dark green braided leaves. The dry aroma has overtones from its wok firing and vegetal notes you can pick out.
This tea brews a vivid amber liquor and provides a steeped aroma reminiscent of grilled squash and charred leeks.
The flavors are less subtle. Strong astringency with fired notes similar to a camp firey Lapsang Souchong and notes of charred leeks match with nutty textures in the finish and a long tail.
I happen to enjoy these strong teas from time to time and am excited to find another Yunnan tea I can pick from.
I would recommend this tea for fans of Gunpowder green teas, Lapsang Souchong black teas and less malty Assam teas.