Upon opening the bag I discovered just how aromatic a black tea can be. The leaf is long and spiral shaped with some golden tips. Dry leaf airs of intense notes of orchid, baked pumpkin seeds and touch of molasses.
If brewed in Gongfu manner it will bring out notes of honey, molasses, orchid with full mouthfeel followed with tingling sensation in mouth and a bit dryness in throat.
Brewed in western fashion it will bring out orchid and milk notes in front along with a full mouthfeel and other notes encountered with Gongfu method are rather faint.
All in all it’s an excellent tea at really good price that has that something extra in comparison to a regular Yunnan black. Although I advise not to steep it with water over 90C because it gets a bit bitter and breaks harmony with its’ other fine notes.
Flavors: Honey, Milk, Molasses, Orchid, Pumpkin