Sort-of sipdown. This is the last of one 80g packet, but I still have some little sample packets of this from my subscription. I was happy when they started sending the subscription teas in individually sealed 5g increments, it should really help keep them fresh while I dawdle around, drinking other things… :P
Anyway, this tea. To me, it seems like a somewhat dark roast, as it has a rather intense and rustic roasted flavor. It’s almost slightly smoky with a bit of char around the edges over a nice pile of crunchy autumn leaves. I find myself thinking of sitting around a bonfire, bundled up against the brisk autumn chill. Perhaps roasting nuts in the embers, as this has a light nuttiness to it as well.
It’s supremely comforting, and so perfect for the season, although the weather here has been too warm for my tastes lately. I couldn’t be bothered to get out a kyusu this time to steep this properly, but I’ll have to do so in the future.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Char, Earth, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Smoke, Toast, Wood