The most amazing looking tea I’ve seen so far. It has huge brown leaves with bright yellow, green and red mixed in. It reminds me of autumn.

The smell is very unique as well. It’s strong, aromatic, smoky and fresh at the same time. Very hard to describe actually because it’s the first time I encounter tea like that. Again, autumn forest comes to mind. I mentioned it being smoky and yes, it’s a very prominent note but it isn’t Chinese green or Gunpowder smoky, more like Keemun smoky without any sweetness.

The brew is amber in color and has exactly the same aroma as the dry leaf. The flavor is strong, somewhat dry but very refreshing. I can even catch light lemony notes in the background.

I really am impressed with this tea, it doesn’t even get close to any of the whites I tried before and I tried a lot. It’s totally unique and absolutely delicious. I can easily get 4 infusions out of it and they all are very consistent if flavor and color.

The recommended steeping temperature by TeaGschwendner is 160F but I experimented with it for quite a bit and found it to be too low.

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I’ve been drinking loose leaf tea all my life. I always take tea plain without adding any sweetener or milk to it. Would love to swap for tea, feel free to contact me about it.

Teas Ratings:

1-9 Undrinkable
10-19 Hardly drinkable
20-29 Strong dislike
30-39 Dislike
40-49 Unpleasant but still has some merits
50-59 Average tea, no strong feelings either way
60-69 Good solid tea, isn’t worth repurchasing for some reasons
70-79 Quality tea, might repurchase once in a while
80-89 Great tea, will keep in my regular rotation
90-100 Outstanding tea, staple of my collection


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