Had western a few times.
What a spectacularly honeyed black tea! The aroma is at first of those cinnamon honey sticks that are like 25 cents then morphs to pure osmanthus. Sweet and tangy with complex and ever-morphing fruit, cinnamon honey and caramelized sweet potato tastes. As it cools, malt and cocoa come out in the mix. Thick and coating like a watered down honey. Aftertaste is strong and changing from sip to sip, ranging from lemon-honey-blackberry to cranberry and sweet potato to cooked pumpkin. Both cooling and warming waves felt throughout my body.
The tea was a little too intense for me flavorwise but I’m positive others would fall in love with it. Thank you Leafhopper for the opportunity to try a dancong oolong varietal processed into a black tea. It certainly displays the complexity and intensity of the Bai Ye dancong I’ve tried.
Addnedum: it gives a solid 3 steeps!
Flavors: Blackberry, Brown Sugar, Cannabis, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cranberry, Drying, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Lemon, Malt, Melon, Mineral, Orchid, Osmanthus, Pumpkin, Spearmint, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes, Tangy, Thick, White Grapes, Wood