This is my first time trying something from TeaLife HK, and I’ve really been looking forward to it. Since I ordered a bunch of samples I’m doing smaller sessions with these, so I put about 5 grams in the gaiwan. There’s not a very strong aroma off the dry leaves, but I do get a faint whiff of roast and minerals.
The aroma of the roast really emerges with a quick wash to wake the leaves up, and the liquor is a lightish brown in steep one.
The flavor starts out as sweet roasted nuts, light in flavor—clearly the tea is still waking up—and there is a hint of butter in the aftertaste.
The brown darkens in steep two, with notes of chocolate emerging. rhinkle is getting mint, which I also get a hint of at the bottom of the cup, but not with any cooling sensation, just the actual raw flavor of chocolate mint leaves.
These flavors strengthen and sweeten in steep three and last pretty much throughout the rest of the session. Definitely enjoyed this!
Flavors: Chocolate, Mint, Roasted, Sweet