Color: Light maple brown and pale yellows with hints of orange holding its color most of the way to the edges even upon tilting the cup.
Aroma: Classic light 1st flush black tea aromas, with hints of orange and lemon peel and a touch of light tobacco smoke and hidden malt.
Taste: Wonderful light spring harvest black tea flavors, yet still medium-full in flavor with a pleasant astringent finish which lasts for minutes. Lightly floral with good acidity and delicate sweetness, beautiful balance, a very satisfying and complete tea experience from aroma to finish.
Mental/Physical: Slight feeling of alertness and calming warmth after only 4oz, which continues through 16oz without becoming over intense.
Notes: The dry leaves have an incredible multi-shade/color to them. Greens and browns clearly demonstrating the craftsmanship in the processing of the leaves.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 7 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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A Food and Beverage professional for over 15 years in Chicago Illinois and professional musician. Studying tea, along with wine, beer, spirits and food has been a lifetime passion.
Aside from my service profession I am a private music teacher and music director for multiple music ensembles including The Chicago Zither Orchestra.
Pastimes include composing instrumental music, collecting and listening to historical and rare classical music recordings, gourmet cooking and enjoying the sport of baseball.

Tea: I am really into a wide variety of teas. I tend to avoid flavored teas but will try herbal teas. If I had to list favorites I am a fan of Japanese shaded green teas, Darjeeling 1st flushes, Assam 2nd flushes, Pu-erh (sheng and shou), Oolongs and delicate refined whites. I really do not have a favorite tea, just as I do not have a favorite food, wine, artist or composer… as there are just far too many enjoyable variables and differences that can be “my favorite” depending on the context.

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