Received some grams from derk. I am not sure I got more than 3 grams I had… so not sure if it’s SIPDOWN or not. Either way, let’s find out how this tea is.
Meanwhile… I had today that awful oral exam of Economics of transport companies. Today, with a little help of accidentally opened papers, I have passed. I admit, I looked there and well there was an answer. But she asked, on purpose I assume, on different topics but related to those.
Anyway, back to the tea. I did two steeps. One, 3 minutes long in early afternoon, and now while I am writing those lines, I have second, 5 minutes long next to me. Both prepared western.
I remember way too vaguely the first one. I liked it, being mild and lightly woody, but that’s pretty much all. I wasn’t paying attention to it too much. I know, this tea doesn’t deserve it.
The second steep I have now, is smelling after rye. Rye bread. I kid you not, it is really reminding me a rye bread I had back in Finland! The taste is quite similar. The taste… a bit woody indeed; with some fruitiness I think? I don’t get typical DianHong cocoa notes, but nevertheless it’s great. The mouthfeel is great. Smooth, but with some texture beneath.
Aftertaste… well again a bit of that rye along with malt. To be honest, this steep is way better than first. The first was like… okay, smooth and woody, but now, I see why it’s that popular. Too bad it’s gone. But certainly, I enjoy it!
Flavors: Bread, Fruity, Malt, Rye, Smooth, Wood