It’s been almost a year since I last had this tea. I was hoping the roast settles in the meantime, and to a reasonable extent, that has happened. It is definitely more interesting now, but I still don’t find it very complex.

The dry leaf aroma is fruity and vegetal with notes of cookies and fruit tree flowers. Only a light roastiness appears after the rinse. The taste is bitter and tangy with flavours such as burnt bread, butter, charcoal, star anise, and plant stems. There is a similar character to the long-lasting aftertaste, which is further more sweet, woody and fruity. Still the most memorable aspect is the mouthfeel though, which is very mouth-watering and active. It has a buttery, tingling, viscous, and astringent character, without being too drying.

Flavors: Anise, Ash, Bitter, Burnt Food, Butter, Cookie, Fruit Tree Flowers, Fruity, Plant Stems, Tangy, Vegetal, Wood

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 6 OZ / 170 ML

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