Dry leaf has scents of fresh picked garden vegetables, tomato, basil. There are a large spectrum of greens in the twisty chopped leaves.
Wet leaf is a nice “oak leaf green” color,,, scent is very unique,,,I had to really think about this one,,where have I smelled this? I think I am detecting mild yellow tomato and some sweet herbal.
Liquor is a dark golden, still clear color. Scent is the yellow tomato, dried apricot, sweet date sugar.
Flavor – rich, thick mouthfeel, tomato, basil, pickle, bitter note (if you have ever eaten bitter melon, it has a small note of that so it is a sweet bitter),,,,I finally placed the flavor,,it is those Moroccan oil-cured olives. I had to taste and smell a lot to bring back my memory of where I had tasted or smelled this scent before.
This tea is fantastic for a tasting bc the complexity is stumping big time!!! You have to really involve your senses and it’s a flavor trip!!! Definitely an interesting tea,,,thank you Steepster for placing that one into the Select box!!!
I am glad I chose after lunch to try this tea,,,,this is definitely for tasting in the afternoon.
From the Steepster Select box; May, 2014