I am revisiting this great tea today to check up on it. I get a deep smell that’s brighter than I remember it. It is more fruity and spicy, with hints of orange, cinnamon, walnuts and parsnip. The taste hasn’t changed much, but it’s somewhat more medicinal and tangy. There is a touch of sourness that persists into the aftertaste as well.
I have tried a lot of Scott’s ripes from 2017 and 2018 in the last two weeks (reviews will come later). This one – Rooster King – and Crimson Rooster are my favourites. Neither of them is quite at the level of Yang Luo Han though.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Blackberry, Cinnamon, Coffee, Medicinal, Orange, Parsley, Sour, Spicy, Tangy, Walnut