When I first got this tea I wasn’t supper exited because I remembered having the 2015 and being not to impressed (no pun intended). Nevertheless, I gave this one a chance, and I’m happy I did because it’s a lot better than I remember 2015 was back in the day.
This is a slow burner tea. I had to push a bit to get this tea to open up. So if you are brewing this one, Don’t be scared to go for those longer steepings of 15’, 20’, 30’… If you do you get rewarded with a fairly interesting blend. If I would read my tasting notes I would never pick this one up but in a very strange and unconventional way it sort of works.
There are 2 very distanced aromas present. One of fruit and the other of vegetables. Now if you were to give me this on a plate to eat, I would be very hesitant of eating it. But somehow here it works.
Dry leaf: Marzipan, strawberry
Wet leaf: Asparagus, tomato, light roast, mango
Liqueur: umami, vegetable broth, strawberry, mango,
+4 / 5 steeping: Umami, bacon, multi cereal bread
Would I recommend this tea? I don’t know. On the one hand I am inclined to say no but on the other hand this is a supper funky tea, and not in a bad way. So I suppose buy a bing not a tong if you are intrested.