This is lovely. :)
It tastes like Amanda’s comment on another post— lingering French toast taste in a smooth dianhong— smooth and sweet, and forgiving since I oversteeped by a minute and no astringency at all. Rich amber color and smells amazing, like vanilla/chocolate with a hint of spice—I think this is what made the mailer package smell so good. It’s not floral but reminds me somehow of a luscious perfume, maybe because I used to wear vanilla. The egg taste is definitely there but subtle like custard— adds a lot of dimension. I am guessing the sweetness is from the tea itself and not a flavoring.
The first two steps taste very similar, probably because I oversteeped some. The third was more pure dianhong with the warmth of a little spice on the back end, almost like a very mild chai made but with really high quality tea. This tea makes me excited to try more from Liquid Proust!
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Custard, Vanilla