My notes say that this is an autumnal flush. The dry leaves smell absolutely delicious to me—slightly sweet, slightly nutty. The brewed tea is likewise slightly sweet and slightly nutty, but it’s also refined and delicate with a medium body, light floral-like note, and a clean finish. Like just about all of Jun Chiyabari’s teas, the wet leaves are beautiful.
Along with Jun Chiyabari’s Himalayan Tips, this is one of the only black teas my green-tea-only friend enjoys.