Sipdown 201/398 – it’s gone up by one because I finally created an entry for a tea my brother and his girlfriend brought back for me when they went on holiday to Crete.
I steeped the leaf at boiling hoping to get more from this tea, and though there’s a little bit of astringency I think it definitely helped with adding more flavour to the liquor. It’s much more malty than it was the last time I had it, and there’s some woody notes present which I didn’t notice last time, but it’s still lacking the rich cocoa and honey notes which I (maybe unfairly) expected from this based on the scent of the leaf steeping. It’s less disjointed this time, but still not my favourite from the YS samples I’ve tried. Bumping the rating up from 52 because it’s definitely better this way.