2 Tasting Notes


Wow, this tea is awesome. What you’d expect from a charcoal roasted Big Red Robe, only better. definitely higher quality leaf and attention to picking. the smell of leaf after rinsing is amazing… smoky, sweet, rich and smooth. This tea i only grabbed 25 grams of because it is a bit on the more expensive side and i wish i had more. Lasts through more infusions than your typical oolong and doesnt sacrifice much in flavor, other than losing some of its smokiness. the liquor is really clear as well.

190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 9 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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I purchased this tea from YS a few weeks ago and have only good things to say about it. Its a large cake for the budget minded. Being aged for 11 years, all funk is gone and i drink the wash. I have pushed it to 20 steeps (although 12-15 is about the cutoff depending on leaf to water ratio). Nice smooth and mellow sweetness with very slight cave aroma notes. Dark chocolate creeps in after a few steeps and diminishes after several more leaving a very smooth, sweet, dark amber liquor. It doesnt really punch you in the face, but its a great daily drinker for the price. I use 14 grams per 200ml water (in between fish eyes and raging torrent", in a 250ml duan ni clay pot. works for me and would highly recommend at least trying it out.

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 14 g 7 OZ / 220 ML

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