Dry leaf aroma: Malt with hints of cherry.
Dry leaf appearance:
Wet leaf aroma: Stone fruit and a crisp tartness.
Wet leaf appearance: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSwkUkuj_8F/
Preparation: Brewed western style in a ceramic infuser mug.
First steeping: 4 minutes at 212 degrees.
Freshly brewed, brisk tannin and malty notes are most prevalent, with a stone fruit aftertaste. A creamy mouthfeel is present at the end of the sip. As the cup cools a vibrant cherry note comes to the forefront and the creamy mouthfeel is more prominent in the aftertaste. I let this cup cool completely, after which the cherry essence truly came out and lingered pleasantly for quite a while after the sip.
Flavors: Cherry, Malt, Tannic