The smell coming from the wet leaves of this tea is similar to an Assam black tea with a little bit more sweetness in the back of the tea with some spices as well. I did a question ck wash to open the tea up despite it being only semi rolled/twisted. The first steep came in quite minty which I was not expecting but is delicious. This tea tastes like a minty Assamica that has a lot of sweetness behind it. It has quite a bit of complexity and is completely delicious! I would love to get my hands on some more of this tea as I only received a sample of this but it is absolutely delicious. You like darker oblongs with quite a bit of body, complexity and flavor that this is the tea for you. It does not taste very roasted at all so if you don’t like smokiness don’t worry.
Flavors: Honey, Mineral, Mint