Special thanks to LiberTEAs for this one! It is an artisan tea bloom but not a ball…so it is pretty much already unfurled prior to infusion but plumps out more once wet. This has a gentler flavor than most black teas. It’s slightly bakey with a pleasant aftertaste. This is a nice tea!
Red Peony Rosettes
a rare china black tea made from tender yong leaf buds which, after going through the process of black tea production, are carefully hand tied to form the shape of a flower. during the infusion the rosettes slowly open up to resemble a “peony”. the flavorful and aromatic infusion has a light, natural sweetness and faint, biscuity notes. stands up well to multiple infusions and does not turn bitter