I got a sample of this tea, the first Balhyocha I’ve ever tried, in Vancouver’s amazing O5 tea bar. The tea reminds me a lot of Oriental Beauty with its very fragrant and nectar-like quality, but it’s not as sickly and I find it more woody.
The aromas that this tea presents are a mix of fruits and wood. There are notes of cocoa, stone fruits, papaya, and orange. The taste has a similar character, with more of floral sweetness in the finish and aftertaste. The body is full and the mouthfeel smooth and thick.
I liked it, but I wish the tea lasted for a longer time both in terms of the steep count and the aftertaste.
Flavors: Cocoa, Floral, Nectar, Orange, Stonefruit, Sweet, Tropical, Wood