Summer Vacation! I’m up early (on my day off, uggggggh) so I fixed a Chinese black tea in a travel mug to take on my way out the door. This is just another of those quick T2 samplers, this time a Yunnan black.
This is a very rich black tea; the brew is dark and the aroma is very malty with lots of spicy notes. Despiting being a very full black tea, it isn’t bitter or astringent. The tea is very malty is flavor, with what reminds me of a savory barbecue flavor because I’m getting lots of peppery spice and smoky notes that just somehow make me feel like I’m in a Korean BBQ restaurant. There are perhaps some deep leathery notes and dark bittersweet cocoa notes, but not as strong as the smoky spice. It’s a solid Chinese black, and reminds me a lot in terms of flavor to the Keemun Concerto by Adagio that I sampled recently, though between the two I think I liked the Keemun Concerto just a touch more, since it had a few more earthy notes that came out.
Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Leather, Malt, Pepper, Smoke