Signs of aging in the aroma. Old furniture, vanilla, brown sugar. Plus Something bright like cola/cherries.
Texture is… slick. Taste very dry and woody, not much sweetness. Light aftertaste and semi rough texture in the back of the mouth. Caffeine.
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.
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.
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.
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.