drank 2008 Red Robe by Liquid Proust Teas
1283 tasting notes

Finally a sipdown. It’s a really solid heavily roasted and aged da hong pao or something similar. There was a ton of broken leaf in the bottom of the bag. I dumped all of it in my gaiwan and regardless of the amount of dust, this still brewed up super smooth and sweet with dark milk chocolate, raspberry, brown sugar, and meaty roasted nut notes; some woody cassia spice smoothly integrated, background minerality that tingles the tongue like magic, cooked raspberry, peach and salty aftertaste. Instant calm. My cheeks are on fire :)

Edited to add: I simmered the leaf this morning and it’s so aromatic and so hard to describe. Brandy but darker? with raisins? vanilla? cocoa? black figs? pipe tobacco! and a trace of smoke. What an excellent send-off!

Flavors: Bitter, Brandy, Brown Sugar, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Fig, Mineral, Peach, Raisins, Raspberry, Roasted Nuts, Salty, Smoke, Smooth, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy, Tobacco, Vanilla, Wood

Ze_Teamaker

This sounds lovely! I might try to get some of this.

derk

You’d have to ask LP about if he can find it again. It came from an aged oolong group buy I think close to 3 years ago.

Ze_Teamaker

I’ll do that. Either way I added them on facebook. Looks like they get some interesting finds. I’m giving them a try after I finally get through my tea horde T_T

derk

Good luck, I think this tea’s worth asking about!

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Ze_Teamaker

This sounds lovely! I might try to get some of this.

derk

You’d have to ask LP about if he can find it again. It came from an aged oolong group buy I think close to 3 years ago.

Ze_Teamaker

I’ll do that. Either way I added them on facebook. Looks like they get some interesting finds. I’m giving them a try after I finally get through my tea horde T_T

derk

Good luck, I think this tea’s worth asking about!

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