I brewed this tea gong fu style as I do for most.
Based off of the aroma of this tea – I had high hopes for this one. When steamed, the leaves take on a sweet aroma of grapes and lychee with a dark undertone of chocolate and chicory. These undertones become stronger when washed.
The liquor itself however is a mere shell of this strong scent. Perhaps I understeeped it, but the grape notes in the aroma only comes through as a grapeskin like flavour instead of the whole fruit present in the aroma. Additionally, the dark undertones lose the chocolate notes and only chicory and dandelion root flavours remain. However, a nice floral flavour does appear – resembling lily or orchid and coats the tongue.
It’s a good tea for sure – but not worth $1.65 per gram
Flavors: Chicory, Chocolate, Dandelion, Grape Skin, Grapes, Lily, Lychee, Mineral, Orchid