|"Very smooth with hints of truffles, chocolate and oranges. Delicious!"|
I set it up to brew using water heated to 205 degrees and a steep time of 2 1/2 minutes. The resulting liquor is a deep reddish brown and it now has the aroma of dark chocolate, mushrooms, malt and a hint of spice. This tea has a heavier mouthfeel which coats the entire mouth and lingers. Very smooth with no astringency to be found. The taste is rather mild considering the strong aromas. There are hints of truffles, dark chocolate and a lingering aftertaste that reminds me of blood oranges.
I very much enjoyed my sample of this tea and would stock it for my personal collection if only I could afford it. Being as only a small amount produced each year it is a bit pricey. Still I might splurge and get some for special occasions.
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