2 Tasting Notes


Dry leaf smells of fresh leather, bourbon casks, and the tiniest hint of peppery spice. Wet aroma is worn leather, aged parchment and dark, smoky bourbon. First infusions have wet cave mineralogy, charred oak that’s been soaked in whisky and leather. Later steeping get smoother and sweeter, like silk and pine honey. Texture is thick, full and like velvet going down. Gives a comforting mood boost and calms indigestion. Definitely a shou worth drinking!

Flavors: Bark, Leather, Oak, Paper, Resin, Wet Moss, Whiskey

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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drank Ruby Gaba by Mei Leaf
2 tasting notes

Dry leaf has creamy coconut notes over charcoal and pine. Wet aroma is the same but more intense. First few infusions, roasted coconut and burnt pine notes with a hint of fruity acidity. Later steeps have more sweetness like smarties candies. Texture is thick and full. Mouthfeel has a eucalyptus cooling effect and the tea gives a pleasant body buzz. Great for evenings! Definitely worth trying!

Flavors: Candy, Coconut, Eucalyptus, Fruity, Pine, Rosehips

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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