Wonderful, wonderful black tea. I got the 2022 harvest of this tea from my recent YS order, and it’s beaten most of the black teas I’ve drank out of the park. Good things about this tea first. Beautiful leaves with a rich wet leaf aroma and a nicely nuanced dry leaf aroma, with a wonderful vibrant liquor with a thickness to it and a beautiful golden sheen around the cup. The flavour especially in the first steeps is phenomenal, a great balance of florality with malt and citrus notes, topped with spices in a beautiful delicate yet potent concoction. Texture is decent with a nice smoothness and juiciness to it. Character is decent as well with some steep variability. Finish & aftertaste is decent with a nice astringency at the tail end and a lingering malty flavour. Cha-qi is wondrous and creeping with a great buzzy feeling at the end.

The biggest criticism I have of this tea is it doesn’t have the greatest steep longevity, topping out at steep 6-7 and its flavour dying down at around steep 5. But for the price, what a great daily drinker with a nice kick to it as well. Highly recommended.

Flavors: Alfalfa, Chocolate, Creamy, Cumin, Floral, Honey, Juicy, Malt, Mineral, Potato, Smooth, Spices, Sweet Potatoes, Wet Rocks

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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