The tea presents a dark brown liquor. It has a strong malty smell with notes of leather and fruit and the barest hint of smoke. It brews into a powerful wake-up tea with a bitter back note combined with maltiness and a very slight sweetness. It’s not really for me except for those few mornings where I need something truly powerful to wake me up.
Grand Yunnan Imperial
Grand Yunnan Imperial is a delight of a tea. Its heavily oxidized, near-black leaves are flecked with shimmering golden buds. Their aroma is full, with notes of loam, blackberries, unsweetened chocolate and minerals. Scents of pine smoke, tobacco and ore-rich earth waft from its jewel-toned brew. Relish in its seductive flavors of smoky pine and honey-drizzled blackberries.