1st infusion (1 min) Aroma is dark roasted chocolate. Tastes metallic and earthy. Slight astringency in the back of the throat.
2nd infusion (2 min) Aroma has hints of chocolate. Tastes earthy and woodsy. More astringent taking over.
3rd infusion (3 min) Aroma is vegetal. More roasted flavor and I can pick up hints of chocolate. Astringency takes over my whole mouth after each sip.
What a weirdly complex tea! I’m not sure if I would get it again, it is very pricey for something I’m not in love with, but I enjoyed the experience!
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Metallic, Vegetal, Wet Earth, Wood