|"The mingling of sweet caramel and burnt sugar smokiness is really superb. "|
I steeped one teaspoon of leaf in 8 ounces of just off the boil water for three minutes.
The liquor is very dark brown with a glowing golden red rim around the edge of the cup. The flavor is excellent. There's a deep and luscious quality to the tea, it's got great body and a slightly viscous feel to it. There's a slightly smoky undertone pervading. Light sweetener brings out a really intense smoky sweet burnt sugar flavor that for me is the hallmark in any Yunnan. This is a sweet and luxurious offering.
Unsweetened, you can pick up a natural sweet goodness with a lovely amount of astringency. There's a clean, smooth and sweet lingering taste in the mouth. In an unsweetened cup (highly recommended) there's a mingling of the caramel and smokiness that is really superb. Very enjoyable cup.
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