I open the bag and am greeted with an absolutely gorgeous smell. Like apples and honey. Brewed this gongfu style
1st & 2nd Steep: At this first steep I am already loving this. Its like apples and toast. But so smooth, no bite back. The slightest hint of flowers lingers in the aftertaste. The smell of the wet leaves is like a mixture of wood and fruit.
3rd Steep: The flavor profile changes a bit to a more buttery flavor. Still with toasty and floral afternotes.
4th Steep: The taste of wood starts to come out. Something like oak and it mixes with the floral scents in a way that makes me think of the forest. The sweetness gets very toned down.
5th Steep and beyond: The wood taste remained as the bitterness started to come in more with each steep.
Over all I adored this tea as you can tell. Highly recommended!
Flavors: Butter, Floral, Oak wood, Red Fruits, Smooth, Toast