As other Japanese black teas, this one also need low temperatures to avoid overbrewing it. Nevertheless, it is still a bitter tea with lots of pungency.
The aroma reminds me of hibiscus, almond shells and muscatel wines. I really like the mouthfeel, which is thick and creamy. As for the taste, I don’t mind strong flavours and bitterness, but if I am not careful with brewing, this can be a bit overwhelming and thus a bit flat tasting. With a careful hand, one can get a very tasty brew though. It is woody and sweet, with a cooling and drying aftertaste that is reminiscent of eucalyptus.
Flavors: Almond, Bitter, Drying, Hibiscus, Muscatel, Nectar, Nuts, Sweet, Woody