Gaiwan 150ml, 90C 15s + 15s addl steep
Leading aroma of musty basement, prunes, campfire, brussels sprouts, after the first proper steep the mustiness clears and adds a broth and and mineral aroma. The tea is very pale, light straw. Light pipe tobacco aroma. Flavor of hotdogs(?), campfire, sweet, a little bitter, very light astringency. mouthfeel is brothy. As steeps continue aromas of paper, applesauce, cinnamon appear, and the flavor just gets sweeter and rounder. Never any significant astringency, faint bitterness. The hardwood campfire flavors increase, almost barbecue-like, maybe a touch of fig underneath.
This is a very nice tea, easy to drink, comforting.
Flavors: Apple, Broth, Campfire, Cinnamon, Dried Fruit, Fig, Meat, Mineral, Musty, Paper, Vegetables