[Autumn 2020 harvest]
Another great tea from Jun Chiyabari. It is very elegant, aromatic, and smooth with no astringency.
The aroma reminds me of apricot, cookies, cherry, wood, star anise, and honey. The taste is sweet, woody and also a bit more savoury than the typical Autumn black tea from Himalayas. There are flavours of brown sugar, cocoa, honeysuckle and apricot. I has just the right amount of bitterness to create a balanced profile. In the finish, some sour notes also come to the fore and make for an unusual aftertaste.
Flavors: Anise, Apricot, Bitter, Brown Sugar, Cherry, Cocoa, Cookie, Honey, Honeysuckle, Smooth, Sweet, Wood