The leaves look almost like Darjeeling leaves, which gives some indication as to the taste of the tea. Slightly sweet and floral, this was smooth, clean, mellow and had a medium body and clean finish. It tasted similar to a first flush Darjeeling, actually. There’s a deliciously…bread-like note to it? Weird. I usually brew this at 208° for four minutes, which makes it stronger.
Along with Jun Chiyabari’s Himalayan Hand-Rolled, this is one of the only black teas my green-tea-only friend enjoys.