Rating between 85-90, maybe higher. Less is more is the way to go with this one, and shorter steeping times can cut back some of the roast to emphasize sweeter flavors. I brewed 3-4 grams gong fu, 20 sec, 15, and onto the current steep that I let sit a little too long. First steep was nearly perfect not needing a rinse. Honey, grapefruit, and creamy hazelnut in the accents. Second brew was mostly citrusy, and the current one has a little bit of smoke and roast, but lots of nuttiness and citric honey.
I like this a lot because it’s flavor forward and complex. The roast goes really well with the citrus notes in the tea, and it’s a flexible tea to where I could emphasize more of the roast OR more of the florals and fruits if I wanted to. The lingering aftertaste is also really exceptional with some dryness, but lots of sweetness. I can see a lot of people being into this tea for it’s smoothness and nice acidity, but they would mostly be divided about the roast.
Flavors: Char, Citrus, Citrus Zest, Grapefruit, Hazelnut, Honey, Roast Nuts, Roasted, Smoke, Smooth, Sweet