This is a slightly tight compressed tea cake fairly well matured in China except for the past few months in the south of France all in dry conditions. After a rinse, the first four steepings have a golden orange colour and a caramel like aroma but not over-powering. For most part the liquor is smooth with no astringency or bitterness. Not much caffeine has been found as expected for a middle aged tea like this but it made me feel relaxed. After 4 steepings the leaves have a burnt sienna colour still with a burnt sugar aroma.
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Orchid