I’ve been slowly working my way through TeaSource’s rather extensive catalog of Chinese black teas and have enjoyed almost all of them, but this one was a rare miss for me. The flavor is very dark and earthy…it almost reminds me of puerh, actually…and too drying to drink straight. With the addition of milk, the flavor does smooth out a bit and I start to get some of those cocoa notes that were promised in the description. I definitely prefer it with milk, but it’s still not a favorite for me.
Flavors: Cocoa, Drying, Earth