2 Tasting Notes

Dry leaf – light to dark brown rolled leaves, wonderful chocolate aroma with hints of bourbon.

Wet leaf – Very fragrant dark cherry, chocolate

Liquor – Crystal clear light orange

Mouthfeel – Nothing too exciting

Taste – The roast is not overpowering yet it’s a high roast tea. The time between the actual roasting and now has probably helped. Very well balanced and a huge improvement over some others I have had that were too roast-heavy. This allows some nice fruit notes like black cherry and raisin to come through. Very sweet fruit notes, but balanced with a coffee-like roastiness.

Aftertaste – starts out chocolaty, then becomes coffee-like, and then finally a wonderful leafy tea perfume comes through— amazing that the tea perfume wasn’t lost in the roasting. The aftertaste in the third infusion is the nice apple peel flavor that I find in good roasted oolongs. Perhaps the aftertaste is the real highlight of this great tea.

Flavors: Black Currant, Cherry, Chocolate, Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Perfume, Raisins

205 °F / 96 °C 5 g 3 OZ / 85 ML

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Received this in my first tea club shipment from White2Tea. My initial notes from first session:

Dry leaf- whole leaf, brown with some lighter fuzzy leaf. Not much aroma.

Wet leaf aroma – earthy, camphor, menthol, evergreen

Liquor – nice medium to light brown, mostly clear

Mouthfeel – active mouthfeel in the back of throat and tongue, thick

Taste – earthy, mushroom, woody, walnuts. Reminds me of the real late steeps of one of my Xiaguan shous. Tastes like some kind of candy that I’m having trouble remembering— Necco Wafers perhaps? Later steeps reveal sweeter berry flavors

Aftertaste – not real prominent, but woody and sweet gingerbread.

Cooling effect

I need to drink this one again, but I can definitely see buying more of this, especially for the price!

205 °F / 96 °C 5 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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I have been a casual tea drinker for as long as I can remember, but in 2015 I have really been expanding the depth of my tea experiences. I’m always looking for new teas to try as well as getting to know my old ones better.





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