It looks good and smells good, like a Dian Hong should. The taste is nothing remarkable though: some malt, some cherry, some sweetness. Kinda reminds me Yunnan Gongfu Fragrant Black from Teavivre but waaay less interesting and lower quality. Nothing remarkable at all and what it does have declines rapidly over the subsequent steeping replaced by off-putting astringency.

One of the rare teas that I am surprised why does Yunnan Sourcing offer them: their other teas are so much better. Not going to buy it again for sure.

Flavors: Cherry, Malt, Sweet

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I like to drink teas to recreate a specific mood, or just to take a break at work. The world of tea is so endless, patiently waiting for exploration and rewarding you in many ways big and small.

I am looking forward to years of playing with tea leaves, gaiwans, cups, and YouTube videos.

My ratings:

90 or more – a very good/excellent tea, I can see myself ordering it again.

80-89 – it is a good tea, I enjoyed it but not enough to reorder.

70-79 – an OK, drinkable tea but there are certainly much better options even in the same class/type.

60-69 – this tea has such major flaws that you have to force yourself to finish what you ordered.

<60 – truly horrible teas that must be avoided at all costs.



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