This is an interesting tea. The dry leaves are all rolled-up and snail shaped, with a blend of black and gold colours – I would say maybe 20-30% golden. The aroma of the dry leaf is pretty mild, maybe some sweet potato? But as soon as it starts steeping, the aroma gets really malty. And then about 1-2min into the steep, I started to get another aroma – kind of an earthy, tobacco-y thing? It tastes quite malty, with a bit of sweetness, maybe some notes of dried fruit, and that tobacco-y mystery flavour. This is a pretty robust black tea, reminds me a bit of an assam, actually. I think I might take it for a shorter first steep next time.
Flavors: Dried Fruit, Malt, Tobacco