I’m having a very hard time being fair to this tea, as it sits next to some pure bud golden snails from What-Cha, which I prefer immensely. The pure buds make for smaller, more golden, more hairy snails — translating to a smoother, fuller-bodied, oh-so-luxurious cuppa with layers that last for days.
That said, this is solid. It’s a light to medium mouthfeel, like making cocoa with water instead of milk. That character does let the cocoa flavor punch right through, and almost gives it a watery-coffee bottom note. Tannins, malt, brown bread. Sweet vanilla in the scent at the bottom of several pours, which was lovely. Strong and punchy through several steeps.
Flavors: Bread, Cocoa, Coffee, Malt, Sweet, Tannic, Vanilla