This was a mellow and smooth, yet complex and round rock oolong such that I had a difficult time pulling out distinct flavor notes. General impression was a brew composed of well cured cherrywood-scented tobacco with touches of charred vanilla marshmallow and peanut caramels later flowing into rock sugar, orange blossom and grass but always maintaining a cherry/wood-tobacco and cinnamon undertone. The minerality of this tea was more along the lines of petrichor and river rocks than something deep and dark. Highly fragrant, thick and active in the mouth with light astringency, moderate salivation, a looong sweet and lightly floral finish and a quick returning sweetness. Warming and relaxing in the body yet cooling in the mouth and chest. Also some nice lemon zest tingling later in the session. I’d love some more of this.
Flavors: Camphor, Caramel, Char, Cherry, Cherry Wood, Cinnamon, Flowers, Grass, Lemon Zest, Marshmallow, Orange Blossom, Peanut, Petrichor, Round, Smoke, Smooth, Sugar, Sweet, Tobacco, Vanilla, Wet Rocks, Wood