The most amazing looking tea I’ve seen so far. It has huge brown leaves with bright yellow, green and red mixed in. It reminds me of autumn.
The smell is very unique as well. It’s strong, aromatic, smoky and fresh at the same time. Very hard to describe actually because it’s the first time I encounter tea like that. Again, autumn forest comes to mind. I mentioned it being smoky and yes, it’s a very prominent note but it isn’t Chinese green or Gunpowder smoky, more like Keemun smoky without any sweetness.
The brew is amber in color and has exactly the same aroma as the dry leaf. The flavor is strong, somewhat dry but very refreshing. I can even catch light lemony notes in the background.
I really am impressed with this tea, it doesn’t even get close to any of the whites I tried before and I tried a lot. It’s totally unique and absolutely delicious. I can easily get 4 infusions out of it and they all are very consistent if flavor and color.
The recommended steeping temperature by TeaGschwendner is 160F but I experimented with it for quite a bit and found it to be too low.