Cake is very compressed and inclined to dust rather than flake. Rinsed leaves smell woodsy—a very clean, spicy, earthy scent which is enthralling and fresh like a walk through fresh planed cedar boards after a rain. Flavor blooms in the front of the mouth against the lips and along the roof of the mouth and tingling along the sides of the tongue very much in-line with the scent. Flavor settles as a warm glow in the throat after the sip is completed. The Broth is a rich umber which settles into a red-amber with a deep glow. I never achieved the dark brew advertised by J Tea but Im pretty happy with the taste, and the tea seems pretty forgiving of over brewing. This would be incredible steeped cold overnight. It doesn’t seem to have the ability to sustain a huge number of infusions.
Brewed in 80 ml porcelain gaiwan
Flavors: Cedar, Spicy, Wood