Oooooooh this was a lovely gift. Thank you, Terroir Tea for this sample.
I was happy to receive it because I know what a lot of people rave about this particular terroir and variety. The company describes it as “not your typical tea,” and more akin to an oolong because of its lower oxidation. Smelling it, it has the biscuit muscatel aroma of Darjeeling in the dry leaf, albeit fruity. The tasting notes are more obvious and as sweet, muscatel, and peachy as described providing 6 ample cups western. Unlike the Makula, the texture was viscous and welcoming every time. Wood, apricot, and butter popped up in the slightly subtler ending brews, yet remained sweet.
I know that I could be more original and precise with my notes, but “peachy” is sufficient, as well as “recommended.” Get it while it’s on sale.