From Dark Matter 2016. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one, but it wasn’t what I got! For some reason, I had it pegged as either a pu’erh or oolong, but it actually reminds me most of Laoshan black. It brews up surprisingly light – a sort of golden amber – but it has flavour in spades. Straight off, it’s dark chocolate and cocoa; not bitter, but slightly drying. The mid-sip adds a flavour I can only describe as charcoal, but it’s not smoky or particularly earthy. The end of the sip lifts a little in terms of sweetness, with a lightly malty, baked bread kind of vibe. Only slightly, though.
It’s another I’d be happy to drink all day, and I can tell it’s going to be a great resteeper!