Adulting is hard sometimes, so today I decided I’m just not going to do it. I got up early to do responsible stuff, then went back to bed till noon. This will be my second cup of tea for the day, and for breakfast I ate half a box of chocolate truffles. I should probably get some real food into me sooner or later, but I dunno. Maybe I’ll just sit around in my robe and have tea and chocolate until I start to regret it.
This dry leaf is much darker and less golden than a lot of the Yunnans I’ve been drinking as of late. It smells less sweet and bready, and more intense. I don’t want to use the word harsh, but there’s a certain rough quality to the fragrance.
Steeping, the cup smells faintly smokey. Under the smokey note there’s molasses. That gets me excited.
This is a nice tasting cup. Definitely a bit smokey, with some sweetness and a nice, full mouth flavour. Slightly meaty, rich, notes of fruit and malt into the finish. Mildly astringent. The smokiness of this reminds me of lapsang souchong.
Not my usual kind of yunnan but I’m really enjoying this.
Flavors: Astringent, Fruity, Malt, Meat, Molasses, Smoke