The aroma of the first infusion is soft and rounded with notes of raisins and dried plums. As I sip the tea, the fragrance comes truly alive with notes of smoke, warm wood, and the characteristic honey-like aroma of Yi Wu. At times the smokiness is so strong it reminds me of Lapsang Souchong! The smokiness is accompanied by notes of tar and cocoa beans. In the aftertaste one can find the subtlest signs of aged earthiness. Quite a bitter tea, but I like it!
Flavors: Bitter, Cocoa, Dark Wood, Fruity, Honey, Plum, Raisins, Smoke, Tar
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 5 OZ / 160 ML