I think one of the reasons I have been LOVING Japanese Black Teas as of late is because they are so ‘organic.’ And I don’t necessarily mean “Organic” in the sense we’ve come to know and love in the labeling world – eventho some ARE in both senses ‘organic’ I suppose…but I like how earthy and REAL Japanese Black Teas appear to the eye…almost primitive, untouched, of-the-earth, TRUE. This one IS that way.
The effervescent liquor is quite amazing! It’s a little bit on the lighter side of the brown scale but it seems to be – almost – glowing or shining in some way. It’s really beautiful.
It’s a more mellow flavor as well but pleasing and delightful. Towards the end of the sip I can pick up on a dried fruit type flavor. There isn’t even the slightest amount of bitterness here – even at longer infusion times.
This is darn special!