Recently finished up my sample of this that I’d slowly been working through over time. 2014 sample.
I was initially drawn to this tea because I was interested in trying Malawian tea and because of the unique shape it is rolled into.
I am a white tea fan, and I feel like this is one I definitely would like to try a fresher harvest of and that I would stock up on for the future, as these three year old leaves made for a fantastic sipping experience.
The liquor of this tea steeps out smooth and thick with a nice viscosity. The flavor is sweet and fresh to start, with notes of crisp melon, and as it opens up it becomes more bold with notes of chocolate and malt—not uncommon for white teas to take on some black tea characteristics after time. A nice sweetness lingers on the nose as you sip, and the color settles out to a nice gold. Definitely recommend giving this one a try.
Flavors: Chocolate, Malt, Melon, Smooth, Sweet, Thick