Day 4 – Siam Tea Advent
First Steep: 3 minutes
Once steeped the resulting liquid is red in colour and bares a rich wood and stone fruit scent.
Full on flavour, stronger than I expected actually. I think that’s because in my mind it showed similarities to a Sun Moon Lake tea and a Yunnan. I suppose it’s in the middle of those strength wise.
The stone fruit (prune or date) is rich and leathery with wooden tones and a slight astringency that leads to a drying after taste.
Second Steep: 4 minutes
Softer and somewhat sweeter in this steep, though the stone fruit remains consistent.
It’s actually so sweet now it reminds me of rock sugar. A delicious contrast between the darker fruit and wood tones.
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