Dry leaves are matte black, no buds, irregular picking, big leaves, smell sort of dark fruit and alcohol
In my warm gaiwan it’s like a peach cobbler, it brings me back to my childhood, to my Nana’s pies
60ml gaiwan half full of wet leaf, 100C.
There’s some of that peachy fruitiness in the taste, a bit of roughness, and a sweet, doughy pastryness. It has a similar syruppyness to last night’s Jin Xuan, and it’s just as fruity, I am loving Thailand rn. This has completely taken over my palate now, several minutes after finishing the cup, every breath is powerfully peachy and apricotty and so sweet.
I think this is listed as “Red Tea Assam #AA” on the website, which is absurdly only $5/50g, this is comparable to verdant’s Feng Huang Wuyi Black, which is like 5x as expensive. I think I prefer this honestly. Both of these Thai teas I’ve had so far have had the powerful sweetness, but it’s more of an artificial sweetness. Not sugary, which I think is really nice here but may objectively be somewhat of a flaw.
In any case this by far exceeds its price point.