First review! I’m moving into a real tea habit and Yunnan Sourcing is a hell of an enabler. This tea is my first real example of a yunnan black tea and it seems like a great place to start.

It has a bitterness akin to unsweetend cocoa with a malty, earthy, slightly nutty body. The wet leaf has a strong cocoa smell with some of those classic sweeter honeysuckle floral notes, and a faint touch of spearmint or wintergreen root. The body has a medium density that doesn’t feel thin and doesn’t really coat.

The aftertaste lasts in the back of the mouth with coffee/ burnt bread like bitterness. Overall I’m very happy with the 50gram purchase, but I’m not sure I’ll restock once I’m through the bag. There are just too many great teas to try at this price point.

Flavors: Almond, Cocoa, Honeysuckle, Malt, Mineral, Spearmint, Umami

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Drinking tea for a while now. Really into Shu Puer, Fu Zhuan, Tian Jian, Aged Whites. Addicted to Puer, but absolutely can’t tell you why. I know this site is “dead” but it is a good way to keep track of my drinking


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