Gaiwan brewed, the raw leaf smells delightfully malty and toasty with only a hint of sweetness. The first steep was a lovely composite of gentle cocoa and malt flavors, gently sweet with a very faint toasty char character. I mostly found these flavors remained balanced and unchanged in later steeps with the flavor sadly fleeting. A delightfully drinkable tea that left me wanting a little more.
Flavors: Char, Cocoa, Malt