This is exactly my kind of jam! The steaming bouquet offers such a beautiful thick mouth watering sensation which already predicts an unforgettable tea session to come. Beside that major aspects are definitely a certain type of woodsy ham smokiness which reminds me a bit of a light smoked cranberry ham and some kind of mineral iron content like if
the water was actually boiled in a high end Tetsubin cast iron pot.
Taste-wise it moves into a similar direction but with additive nuances of leather, camphor and my beloved aged Agarwood flavor! Within the following seconds and minutes the aftertaste never seems to fade and transforms into a more nutty region with hints of walnuts and a clear note of chestnuts. But also a nice ripe fruity layer of pear skin plus a tiny note of cheery blossoms shows up on the scene. The thick liquor leaves a certain dry feel within the throat behind. Telling the story of the following infusions is like telling a story of the past and the future because there is a lot staying at the same deliciously level as it did before at least for the next couple of infusions to come but also a stronger tendency towards fruitier and slightly field floral notes. Its only weakness is its durability – the first four infusions are the strongest while 5-6 are also still good and with a lot to discover but with the 8th infusion it really arrived at its zenith. But in my case I highly enjoyed this buddy :)
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