Sitting down a second time with this tea has been very telling. I believe I may have been over-excited at brewing this tea with my new yixing teapot that I didn’t take enough time to calmly analyze it. The overwhelming flavor of this tea was smoke and bitterness. Unfortunately the bitterness masked any other discernable flavors, and lingered a for a while after drinking. The liquor has a mildly smoky aroma which was pleasant, but the was not as enjoyable while drinking. Maybe this tea will improve with age?

Flavors: Bitter, Smoke

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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I’ve become fascinated by the world of Chinese teas. I began my tea journey in Winter of 2016, and I’m enjoying every minute of it.

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