Interesting thing about my reviews which I noticed since the latest blind test, is that once I know what a tea is I shift into comparing it to others I have tasted, rather than just scoring it by itself…
This is quite nice if you are into these roasty wuyi yancha – slightly nutty woodsy savoury. Hint of smoke in the roast, a bit mineral, usual Iron Arhat stuff. Tastes like drinking a recently put out forest fire
What I found about this one is that its less thick & smoothly rich like chocolate , but more coffee-like, like the raw bean of coffee or an espresso, slightly bitter & sharp but in a nice way. Aroma is good, Its a strong tasting one. Slightly rough perhaps, less of the subtle florals or fruits, but more of the ‘GIMME SOME COFFEE’ morning vibes.
This is in no way a bad thing if you want something with a bit of punch, Qi is nice, ive had four steeps and im pretty buzzy but not jittery.
Price in the medium range, £15/$20/100g and defo worth trying out if you like roasted tea that wants to be coffee.
Flavors: Burnt, Mineral, Nutty, Roasted, Salt, Smoke, Wood