Cleaned up my desk today (gasp!) and found a pile of tasting notes that I hadn’t posted yet :)
Thanks for this sample from Autumn Hearth
The dry leaves are plump, furry golden buds with a deep honey aroma.
1st steep I over-brewed a bit, but the tea was still very mild and smooth. Malty brew with rich brown sugar and yam flavors, and a touch of mineral and linen qualities. Later steeps showed a bit of nutty pistachio flavors, and progressively became richer and creamier with vanilla notes. Towards the end it began to thin out and better display the black peppercorn flavor.
The best part of this tea was its thick, silky, almost syrupy mouthfeel, which really set it apart from other Yunnan blacks for me. Very smooth and creamy.
Very nice tea!