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Grandpa-style tea of the day! This was a swap sample from an Instagram tea friend.
Very enjoyable! I admit, I have little experience with yancha, so I don’t really have a good palate for it. But I found this to be quite pleasant – smooth, woody, and roasty with a sparkling minerality and a floral uptick at the end of the sip, and a delicate fruitiness. I see the description mentions red fruits, I’m not sure I can identify that specifically. There is definitely a tartness to it that could be strawberry or red currant, or perhaps an underripe stonefruit. But it’s quite subtle to my palate.
Anyway, tasty! And took very well to grandpa-style, even though I forgot about it a couple of times.
Flavors: Apricot, Floral, Fruity, Mineral, Roasted, Smooth, Spring Water, Stonefruit, Sweet, Tart, Wood