This tea smells amazing. It reminds me of toasted and grilled corn on the cob. It has a very pleasant sweet, yet toasted, aroma and also smells faintly of nuts, wood, and vanilla. Best toasted aroma I’ve smelled to date. After brewing, the aroma becomes distinctly more vegetal.
First brew was for 2 minutes at 200F, with 5g per 8 ounces. It tastes good, but not nearly as good as it smelled. It is still good, but after the first hit of toasty, the flavor becomes very very subtle and almost disappears completely. I apparently like my tea very strong, since I would enjoy this much strong.
The second steep (2:15 minutes) was actually better than the first steep. The tea becomes much more vegetal, while still maintaining the roasted flavor. It is because of the second steep I bumped my rating up from 62 to 68.
Flavors: Toasted, Toasty, Vanilla, Vegetal, Wood