Many other sun-dried black teas seem to develop medicinal and leathery notes as they age. This one clearly had those from the get go, and now it seems to be moving in the fruity direction. It has retained the fruity notes from before, such as the citrus and tropical fruits, but now we also get cherry and nectarines. Overall, the tea hasn’t lost its edge, it is just sweeter all across the board. The honey sweetness becomes especially apparent in the aftertaste. In some sense, it tastes a bit like a lighter fermented and aged ripe pu’er in relative terms now, although still very much a black tea of course. In any case it is still one of the favourite black teas of mine without a doubt.
Flavors: Alcohol, Cherry, Citrus, Creamy, Fruity, Honey, Nectar, Oak, Pleasantly Sour, Stonefruit, Sweet, Thick, Tropical