Smoked… meat? Nope, actually, that was full on hot dog in the first rinse. Good lard!
Six to eight steeps in, the hot dog settled down and this started feeling like an average-to-mediocre smoked lapsang. I like lapsang, I just… meh. Kinda bitey, kinda jangly.
This must be the same or a very similar white tea used for Charring Cross; to me, it reads like a black. Medium bodied, but snappy with smoke depth. I bet this would pair perfectly with a decadent chocolatey-something.
Flavors: Campfire, Malt, Meat, Smoke, Tannin, Tobacco