Well, a loose leaf sample from Derk. Thank you again.
5 grams, gaiwan 85 ml, steeps 15/30/45/60/75/90 seconds
Trying to describe it somehow, but maybe my brain is working on standby yet (7 am), or it is so complex? Oh, by the way, this is spring 2018 origin.
Anyway, colour is wonderful, clear, dark golden. Really lovely!
Aroma: dried fruits, maybe bit smoky, bit tobacco (but very nice), bit sweet, floral, of course really smooth.
Palate: here it is going even harder than in aromas :D – fruits, malt, lingers for very, very long. Bit woody, spicy (3rd). Maybe bit like Darjeelings? I do not know again. Ah, I think I know now (4th) – grapes! Probably red ones. I did not noticed any chocolate notes, nor alcohol. But it is completely okay.
I like it!
Flavors: Dried Fruit, Floral, Grapes, Smoke, Smooth, Spicy, Sweet, Tobacco, Wood