March 2014 harvest.
Rich, robust, bright, complex and fleeting, highly structured. Tastes is somewhat like a mix of a bright and fruity Kenyan black with the savory and complex tastes of an unsmoked lapsang souchong. Thick finishing dry with a great sourness and persistent aftertastes. This tea was a lot of fun to drink! The citrusy-sour backbone was a pleasant jolt in the morning. The orange-flesh vegetable tastes mixed with malt, autumn leaf, dried fruits and herbs and spices fit spectacularly this time of year where I live.
An awesome lower-oxidation black tea treat that tastes like it was made this year.
Thank you Malawi, What-Cha and Leafhopper :) I would love to see this around again :)
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Bark, Biting, Black Currant, Black Pepper, Brown Sugar, Carrot, Cherry, Citrusy, Coriander Seed, Cream, Drying, Earth, Flowers, Herbs, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Malt, Mushrooms, Nutmeg, Oak, Orange, Orange Zest, Pleasantly Sour, Pumpkin, Raisins, Saffron, Sage, Spicy, Sweet Potatoes, Tannin, Tea, Thick, Wood