I do not have too much to add to this note other than it was a good, mega savory Lao Shan tea with some nice herb notes at the end like sage. It had a lot of cocoa and toasty notes, and it had more fruity notes to prevent anything vegetative from happening. It could barely get bitter, but it was never astringent.
Here were their descriptors which some might agree more with especially with the toasted rice. The others like apricot and vanilla were ones that I could see, but were personally subtle.
very savory – toasted rice, chocolate
very fruity – apricot, cherry
floral – honey, vanilla
I honestly would not say no to another offer, but I would get this one in small batches to savor due to its price. I’d recommend it anyway for Lao Shan lovers who might be able to discriminate more than I can on it. It would be appealing more to intermediate new drinkers, and a decent but not guaranteed converter for those who want to drink teas straight.