|"Refreshing, clean and easy on the palette would summarize this tea and it would make a perfect afternoon tea to accompany cakes etc"|
The dried leaves are nicely shaped, with a good curl and a smattering of tips visible, which always bodes well I think. I found the dried leaves to have quite a chocolatey scent which I was not expecting, though there was also a hint of muscatel if you sniffed hard enough!
I brewed with boiling water from 3-5 minutes as instructed and would say 4 is the optimum brewing time for this tea. The liquor is a clear rich golden amber and pleasantly fragrant with high muscatel notes over a warmer chocolatey base. Flavorsome to drink, this tea is crisp and clear. None of the flavors are particularly omnipresent but you do get that little bit of muscatel and the chocolatey character coming though.
Refreshing, clean and easy on the palette would summarize this tea and it would make a perfect afternoon tea to accompany cakes etc as it is clean on the palette as well as the lovely color of the liquor being perfect for delicate china cups. An enjoyable tea that would be suitable basic in a tea cupboard, though not outstanding.
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