Compared to Turtle Dove, this one is noticeably darker and much sweeter. As expected, it has more of a woody character as opposed to the floral one on display in its sister tea. The aroma is somehow more funky and almost fermentation-like. The body is thicker in Bamboo Dove, which is definitely a plus and it also has notes such as molasses and nuts which are not present in Turtle Dove. One thing that I did not expect is that it seems to get a harsher bitterness with aggressive brews as opposed to the unroasted version – that one tends to have more astringency.
Overall, I find Bamboo Dove more enjoyable to drink right now than Turtle Dove. Nevertheless, neither was so good that I would consider purchasing larger amounts at the moment.
Flavors: Bergamot, Bitter, Earth, Fruit Tree Flowers, Honey, Molasses, Nuts, Sweet, Wood