Oy.. I think I put too many leaves in this one this time, because I didn’t steep it all that long. Has quite the bite to it. I’ll just write from memory of the first time I tried it (a few hours ago).Smells almost identical to Wild Black Yunnan from DAVIDsTEA, which is a good sign I suppose. Tastes different, though. There’s a subtle sweetness and a whole lot of woodsy. A bit smoky and a bit peppery on the tongue but not as overbearing as the Wild Black Yunnan (not that I minded that). Very full-bodied. Brings to mind an old mossy forest at dusk, the scent of woodsmoke from a nearby cabin gently kissing the air. The kind of tea to sip slowly beside a campfire or stargazing with a good friend.Hm, if I’m talking like that, it’s safe to say I like it. I chose it as a free sample but I’ll have to add it to my ever-growing wish/purchase list.
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