5.4g, 100 mL gaiwan
dry leaves have a slight sweet spice to them, as well as a slight sort of fruit in the way that some black teas seem to carry.
in prewarmed gaiwan, strong milk chocolate note.
wet leaves smell like any black tea leaves with a touch of sweet potato.
5s: classic slight yammy taste of black teas. Aftertaste is sweet and slightly lingering in a brown sugar sort of way. something also reminds me of celery.
10s: touch of bitterness w/ a sort of chocolate feel. A peppery hint.
15s and 20s: not much change.
stopped here. I have never been a fan of black teas (of the 红茶 sort) and this one didn’t change my mind. It’s the kind of thing where you know something is good quality-wise, but you just don’t like it anyway due to personal preferences. Tried it anyway since Sweetest Dew’s lineup is all worth trying, so overall, no regrets.