Not bad. Meaty. Vaguely reminds me of soy sauce. Sweet finish.
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I really wish I tasted some of that pepper from the description.
This was brewed using boiling water for 6 min. The tea smells great before and after steeping, but it has a sharp taste that I don’t appreciate.
I try to drink tea without sugar or milk, but it may be needed here. Toward the end of the cup, I started eating a red bean cake, and the sweetness of the cake gave the tea a nicer effect.
Next time, I will add a little rock sugar and see how that goes.