|"Mildly and naturally sweet with a malty kick and resounding dryness. This tea is not super smooth but is sturdy with lots of body and a light spiciness and a light tobacco taste (more sweet than smoky). "|
Without sweetener added, this tea is dry and sweet with softly smoky notes making themselves known. There's a pronounced astringency to this Yunnan that is not unpleasant but is lingering. Adding a wee bit of sweetener to this tea (I tend to be restrained with sweetening of Yunnans, when I sweeten them at all, so as not to lose the good flavors built in) adds a different dimension. The tea becomes more overtly sweet, but still mildly and naturally so. A malty kick becomes apparent and the dryness remains intact. This tea is not super smooth but is sturdy with lots of body. There's a light spiciness and a light tobacco taste (more sweet than smoky) to the tea. This particular Yunnan is resoundingly dry in the mouth. Interesting. There's also a lot of bright flavor to be felt in the cheeks while sipping this pleasant Yunnan.
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