drank Yunnan Gold by Floating Leaves
2 tasting notes

For reference, I used the following steep times (gongfu brewing): 10 s wash, 10s, 15s, 20, 30s, 45s, 4-5 one min steeps, and a final 3 min steep.

The dry leaves smell chocolatey and sweet. Once awakened, they take on a malty, yet almost fruity scent that causes some salivation.

The first few infusions are smooth, yet heavy and thick in the throat. The liquor is a deep reddish gold. The tea has structure and body, leading with sweet, honey-like notes that give way to a malty aftertaste.

Towards the final infusions, the heaviness of the tea seems replaced with creamier notes that linger in the back of the throat. The tea is fruitier — perhaps reminiscent of dried cranberries? Some astringency can be tasted. Overall, a stronger tea that can be taken with food as its flavor is not dampened easily.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Cranberry, Fruity, Honey, Malt

190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Dropped coffee for tea. Just taking notes of the teas I like and dislike :)


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