As this tea cools I am admiring its leaves. They are really beautiful to look at with furry silver to gold loosely twisted buds among dark chocolate brown blades. The dry leaf smells sweet with a hint of smoke.
Using one TSP in 225 ml of 94°C water, I got a pale copper tea that smells of honey sweet potato and cinnamon,citrus tones and a hint of salty butter.
This light bodied tea has bright citrus and sweet potato up front opening up to cinnamon tinged honey mixed with salted butter, with the briefest echo of its roasting process. As it cools there are also slight sweet grain notes, a faint hint of plum and cocoa, and a hint of clover floral tone. It has a sweet honeyed aftertaste.
This tea is both light and bright and very warming and comes across as very elegant. It is sweeter than a Darjeeling, but is not as heavy, grainy,or chocolatey as many of the Chinese blacks I’ve had. This makes a very pleasant afternoon tea.
Thanks boychik for giving me the opportunity to try this tea. I enjoyed it very much!