|"The tea's flavor was dominated by grassy and straw notes with an underlying muscatel flavor. I found the tea to be bitter and that astringency did take away from my overall enjoyment of the tea."|
In all, this wasn't a bad tea, but the astringency was just not for me, and I just found this tea to lack the extra zing that I am used to getting from Canton Tea Company offerings. Because of my personal preference for teas that are not bitter, I probably wouldn't drink this one again, but I wouldn't rate it as an awful tea. I would recommend this to those that like Darjeelings that offer a very green tea-like flavor, and also to those that appreciate a little astringency in their cup. On a last note, I would urge anyone preparing this tea to pay careful attention to the brewing parameters so as to not make the natural astringency even more pronounced.
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