This one was a pretty nice tea from Crimson Lotus. The dry leaf had a pretty light straw-like aroma. After a rinse though, I smelled a lot of sweetness on these leaves, mostly honey with maybe a bit of tobacco.

The first three steeps have a good mix of slightly citric, but still quite sweet, fruitiness with a softy honey finish and slightly creamy texture. The citrus was not sharp or acidic, so it was more like the flavor of lemon icing or something like that.

After those initial three steeps, the fruitiness remained, but no longer tasted at all citric to me. The rest of this tea was mostly sweet fruity honey in flavor. The astringency did pick up just a touch towards the middle of the session, but it never lasted long or anything. The tea had a pleasant silky thickness to it, and a gentle qi which I noticed only sometimes. One of the most honey-tasting teas I’ve had yet. Pretty tasty!

Flavors: Creamy, Fruity, Honey, Lemon Zest, Sweet

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

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