|"Smooth, flavourful and satisfying, this black tea/oolong hybrid is a winner!
I brewed this tea using a heaping teaspoonful of leaves in 8 ounces of water heated to 95 degrees Celsius for 3 minutes. This produced a light coppery brew, scented with malt and toasted bread notes. Slightly drying, planty top notes are followed by intensely sweet honey and cinnamon flavours. Malt and sweet potato also come out to play. As it cools an interesting muscatel quality develops. I wouldn't add milk to it as it's quite light-bodied. There is certainly no need for sweetening with a finish like this one. Smooth, flavourful and satisfying, this black tea/oolong hybrid is a winner so far.
After a 4 minute-long steep, cup #2 is similar to the first cup, only less herbaceous. This allows the sweeter range of flavours to shine. The finish now has a hint of berries to it as well. The body feels heavier and thus more decadent. This is also a really enjoyable cup.
I managed to get a decent third brew as well, following a 5 and a half minute-long steep. The tea's flavour is mainly concentrated around it's sweet, malty finish at this point. It's absolutely smooth and gives no hint of wanting to get bitter.
The herbaceous notes of the profile remind me of Darjeelings. This tea also showcases all the highlights of Chinese black teas: smooth, malt and sweet potato notes, with no trace of astringency. At the same time it does have a unique intense honeyed finish. This is an addictive mixture of flavours folks that I highly recommend trying! Well done!
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