[Spring 2019 harvest]
This is a very elegant black tea with a lot of complexity, especially in its aromas. The first infusion tends to not be very interesting, but once it picks up steam, it’s very easy to enjoy the tea.
Before the rinse, I can smell aromas of cherry, caramel, and roasted grains. On the other hand, a range of scents present themselves afterwards – including molasses, berries, rum, chicken broth, chestnuts, and various spices.
The taste is sweet with flavours such as those of roasted onion, cocoa, tree bark, malt, lemon zest, and licorice. In the aftertaste, I also detect vanilla and some rose-like floral notes. The body is medium, but the texture is smooth and viscous, which definitely helps the experience.
Flavors: Alcohol, Anise, Bark, Berries, Broth, Caramel, Cherry, Chestnut, Chicken Soup, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cocoa, Floral, Grain, Lemon Zest, Licorice, Malt, Molasses, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Rose, Rum, Spices, Sweet, Vanilla, Vegetables, Wood