160 Tasting Notes
definitely smoke inside the gaiwan lid, and a bit of that peaty scotchiness in the aroma. hint of sweet first two steeps. third steep (i gave it a bit too long!) has really opened up with scotchy smoke type flavours, along with a fair dose of astringency and some slightly fruity wood in the dry-mouthed after.
Flavors: Dark Wood, Smoke
received a sample bag of this with an order. was a bit apprehensive, since flavoured blacks don’t usually do it for me…
i was so wrong! this one smells so so good, and the liquid actually followed through. delicious, and the base didn’t get rough-and-tumble over the ~4-5min steep i gave it. just lovely fruity flavours, just like the smell. maybe i’m wrong about flavoured teas, and i’ve just had a lot of bad ones. ;)
this is the red-fruit flavoured tea i’ve always wanted but been unable to find in reality.
btw shoutouts to @roswellstrange for pointing me at dammann freres! :)