I feel so exhausted tonight…and lazy. I have just enough energy to jot down some quick impressions:
Scent: Almost sweet and a little like pine?
Color: Typical black tea appearance—deep brown amber liquid.
Taste: Astringent and woodsy with a hint of menthol—but it’s not mint. This is not as strong as Thomas Sampson—it’s much lighter-bodied.
Images: For some reason I’m reminded of those old-fashioned lacquered chinese jewelry boxes. My mom had a few. Maybe it’s the wooden aspect of the taste.
Final Thoughts: A classic black tea with an “antique” feel to it. Very easy to drink and not bitter.
UPDATE: This is so strange—I’m now on my 3rd infusion and it’s not just getting mellower, but sweeter too! A smooth and smokey honey note.
I think Jackee’s a bit shy—he lowers his guard and sweetens up only after he gets to know you.