92 Tasting Notes
At the moment, this might be the black tea that I like the most. Topping even Golden Fleece and Yunnan fenqqing.
Its well rounded body and warming qualities are second to none. I don’t think it resteeps as well as some of the other teas, but first maybe 4 cups are absolutely great.
(the note is about original batch)
Interesting. Dry leaves smell almost identically to the tea I remember being sold in the Soviet Union as just “Indian tea”. Admittedly, the quality was so-so, but the smell was incredible (to make me remember it after 20 years). Master Han’s smells almost similar to that. Even the taste starts similarly, but next moment you are just blown away by the amount of different notes and nuances of the liquid… the tea from 20 yrs ago could not even compare…
The only problem with this tea, I think, is the lack of pronounced aftertaste which is sad, otherwise it’d be perfect.
Verrrry interesting :) Basically – it’s a black tea made out of Dancong which is very obvious when you open the package – the fragrant smell of dancong tea is really strong. It is, however, veiled by roast notes which leaves you wondering “Is it a dancong tea, is it a black tea?”
First steep is more like a typical sweet dancong. Black’s notes are just that – notes. The more you steep however, the more flavour shifts towards black tea so I udnerstand why it’s listed as such.
One notable thing about this one – strong mouthfeel stays after you gulp it down. The one reminding of when you place the leaves in slightly wet gaiwain and the first smell is released. It’s probably the first tea that I can say has a fragrant mouthfeel. :)
Also, resteeps quite well. maybe 7-8 times before starting to become watery