Dry leaf aroma is not very strong and mostly roasty, with some floral and black bean notes in the background. After the wash, the smell becomes a bit sweeter. The aromas I get are maple syrup, green bell pepper, honey, cranberry, must, cookies, freshly cut wood and rosehip. It is not the most pungent smell, but the complexity is there.

Tastewise it reminds me of a mix of cider, rosehip tisane and dark roast coffee. The aftertaste is more floral, I get hints of thyme, lavender and honey. Overall it has a tad too much roast for my liking. One other aspect, where I feel this tea is lacking is the mouthfeel. Even with crushing a bit of the leaves (my standard practice for Dan Congs by now), the infusion is fairly thin.

This is a decent Dan Cong for people on a tighter budget or everyday drinking. If what you are looking for is complex aroma and roasty taste, then you will probably find the price/quality ratio adequate.

Flavors: Alcohol, Cookie, Cranberry, Floral, Green Bell Peppers, Honey, Lavender, Maple Syrup, Musty, Roasted, Rosehips, Thyme, Wood

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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