This tea is Doke rolling thunder from Dolly Lochan in Bihar, India. The tea is an amber colour, with no turbidity. The brewed liquor has a dominant scent of jasmine, with some floral/rose overtones. The first infusion was smooth, creamy, and tasted just as it smelled; jasmine. There was some subtle notes of pepto bismol, which was odd. The astringency was strong in this one, and the first infusion was also quite bitter even though I followed the instructions to a ‘t’. Luckily I don’t mind bitterness, and quite enjoy it occasionally, if it is meant to be a part of the profile.
Second infusion the bitterness mellowed out and the tea tasted much, much better. Jasmine was stronger, less pepto bismol, and a slight smokiness lingered. The astringency was still pretty strong.
Overall, a decent tea. Not something I would personally drink on a regular basis but I did enjoy it. A little bit of sugar brings more of the creaminess to the fore.