This tea has long, medium large slightly curled and loosely wound leaves covered in a copper gold down. They are beautiful to look at.
I used 1.6g in 150 ml of water, and the result was a golden brew that lasted me through 5 good steeps. ( 50*2, 2,3,5 min) in 85-90°C water.
50s. Honey, smoke, cocoa, spice, dried fruit.
Savoury spicy taste like a mole sauce, dissolved in honey and smoke flavour added in.
Plum lies underneath. The taste is surprisingly bold and rich for a delicate looking tea. The broth is creamy with a medium viscosity. Touch of malt apparent as it cool.
50s hint of butter, malt and stronger fruit among the other previous scents.
Very faint hint of candyish floral.
Savoury, smoke has dissipated and fruit, cocoa, lighter malt and spice all meld into each other, hint of citrus, bright mole and fruit, with a hint of beer.
Honey and citrus as it cools along with cream and plum!
2min in strong honey cocoa, plum, light malt, nectar, light citrus., butter. Faint leather and grains with a touch of smoke. It has a faint nutty tone.
3min leather, plum and a hint of grape, malt, honey, floral tone, hint of cocoa.
5 min, honey, malt, and floral notes, a hint of ash.
7 min. Discarded, vegetal.
This tea was richer and more savoury then I expected initially, but it was a great accompaniment to the first half of my day.
Thanks boychik I really appreciated the chance to try this tea. I like it.