This is a decent dry stored tea that sells for really cheap. It’s not exceptional, but perfectly drinkable. It delivers quite a strong aroma of tobacco, autumn leaf pile and overripe apple. Taste is also pleasant – balanced, spicy and slightly on the bitter side. I could notice some notes of butter, clover leaf and nettle. There is almost no astringency present in the medium bodied liquor.

One thing that surprised me about this tea is how green the leaves look despite the 10 years of aging. The compression is tight, but not extremely so.

Flavors: Apple, Autumn Leaf Pile, Bitter, Butter, Herbaceous, Spicy, Tobacco

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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I have been a fan of green tea for a while and I started exploring other kinds of tea in greater depth only in 2017. I rarely drink blends and generally avoid artificially scented teas. Other than that I try to keep it varied.

My rating description:
100 _ Unforgettable tea, an experience that changes your life.
90 – 100 _ Excellent tea.
80 – 90 _ Very enjoyable, I will buy again.
70 – 80 _ I enjoyed it, but I most likely won’t be buying it again.
60 – 70 _ Decent.
50 – 60 _ Average, forgettable.
40 – 50 _ I didn’t really like the tea, but it is drinkable.
0 – 40 _ I would prefer to avoid the tea.


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