I’m on my second steep of this tea, which is the last of the sample I got from indigobloom and I am sad to see this is a sipdown since it means there is no more.
I think this should be renamed Golden Silk, since this tea is light and silky but with some texture. It is also incredibly smooth. The last two steeps I have done how I normally steep loose leaf tea, and more of a western style versus eastern which is more like the directions on the site. And I added milk and sugar this time. No matter, this tea is magnificent brewed either way.
This tea is light and smooth, like I said, and what astringency there is, is very very minor. I pick up honey and cocoa notes, but nothing smoky or bold. It is one of the lightest black teas I think I have ever had, possibly the lightest. I’d say that there is a bit of a malty mouthfeel as well.
It’s rare, in this day, where so much tea is flavoured with stuff, because we need so much extra stimulation, that going to a simple tea like this can be so refreshing, but sometimes I think it takes mental effort to break free from the glitz of the other to go for the subtly of a good straight tea.