Just received this tea so this is initial reactions.
Wow this tea is sweet, like turbinado and a touch of light brown sugar. Not too caramelly, a very clean sweetness. I would genuinely believe someone had sweetened this tea if I hadn’t brewed it myself. A little lighter and more floral than other dian hong; reminds me of oolongs on the more oxidized end. A touch peppery; sweet potato that comes and goes in middle steeps; just enough astringency to keep things interesting. Sweetness not as present in later steeps and opens up to more floral flavors. Lacks some of the nutty, peanut shell notes that give other dian hong some depth and I like, but holds its own, especially for the price. I bought this as a daily drinker and it fits that bill perfectly.
I think this tea will do well iced, cold brewed, and carbonated.
10s rinse; 10, 15, 20, 30, 45, 1min, 1min
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Malt, Pepper, Sweet Potatoes