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drank 2017 Sunday Special by white2tea
33 tasting notes

First impressions:
Signs of aging in the aroma. Old furniture, vanilla, brown sugar. Plus Something bright like cola/cherries.

1
Texture is… slick. Taste very dry and woody, not much sweetness. Light aftertaste and semi rough texture in the back of the mouth. Caffeine.

2
Aroma gets some bakery notes. Yeasty. It’s also fruity in some way. I find it very pleasant.
Liquor is similar to 1 but with a subtle bitterness that makes it more interesting. Empty cup: cherries.

3
The aroma from the wet leaves gets a lemon like acidic note that makes my mouth water.
The liquor is not much changed and a bit weaker, I probably didn’t steep it long enough. A bit more cooling, woody aftertaste.

4 5
I do a 2 minutes infusion. Aroma stays similar. Liquor gets some “ginseng” notes and a nice bitterness. However it’s not so rich or satysfiyng. I may have to change water/steeping parameters.

Final thoughts:
I generally found this tea to be on the delicate side, and I felt like doing few long steepings.
The aroma is what I like the most. The actual drink is nice as well but I prefer more intense stuff, with more presence, complexity and aftertaste. Maybe I need to change the water/leaf ratio. Also it felt more stimulating then relaxing. Anyway I like it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 g 3 OZ / 75 ML

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