brewed in a gaiwan. the leaves have a strong roasted fragrance. the liquid smells faintly of a fruit.
early steeps are mild and clear, taste has notes of deep fruits and the strong roast. as expected of the tea there are mineral flavors present. it feels refreshing to drink.
the liquid feels very quickly pleasantly sour at the top of the mouth and fades into a long huigan. the lingering feel after drinking is very pleasant.
later steeps have savory mineral qualities and less of the sour fruity vibes. drinking the tea leaves a dry tannic feel but not to the point of discomfort.
the leaves look dark and have interesting shades of a warm green and a crimson red. the liquid is an orangeish cadmium yellow with hints of brown maybe.