This was a sample in my last Mandala Tea order. The dry leaf smells very smokey, like the remnants of a campfire left on your clothes. This is really different from the two other young raws I’ve had which have a more of a floral and sweet smell. Whoa! The first infusion blew me away. Sweet, citrusy, a little spice, with some background smokiness. There’s a pleasant astringency there too. Lemon lingers in the mouth. Maybe almost a little basil or mint?
Overall, I really enjoyed this one. I’d love to get a cake and see how it changes.
Flavors: Astringent, Grapefruit, Honeysuckle, Lemon, Peach, Smoke