Wet leaves: dried apricots and smoke.
Aroma: something soapy reminds me of a swimming pool. Hay, dried fruits. Delicate.
Liquor: smooth, a bit too weak despite the 45sec infusion (leaves are thighly compressed)
Aroma: dry fruits, leather, hay.
Liquor still on the delicate side.
This tea opens up very slowly.
This time it gets interesting. Liquor has a nice presence, good balance of savory/sweet. The body is medium thin and gives me a peculiar feeling. Slightly drying, delicate aftertaste.
Aroma is muted and malty. Leans towards fruits rather than flowers.
Liquor is medium dry, enjoyable astringency and light bitterness.
Aftertaste lingers in the throat.
Body feeling: it’s telling my brain to stop working.
Still black tea maltiness. I need to increase steepings times or leaves ratio. Some numbing in the side of the tongue. Aftertaste: bittersweet hay.
After this the tea gets stronger, drier, spicier. Vanilla. Very mineral and drying astringency.
It’s really interesting how the session evolves, however I’m not so excited by this experience.
After 8-9 infusions the tea is still strong. There’s not much sweetness but a very strong astringency. Aroma: earthy/mushrooms.