Aroma: Empyreumatic and woody, think wood-smoke, ash, tobacco, sawdust and cedar. There’s also a faint sweetness to Raw Dazzle that’s a bit like burnt sugar or maple syrup.
Flavour: The starting notes are burnt and sweet, a combination of caramel, tobacco and dry wood, moving quickly into a smoky flavour and a lasting tobacco-ness.
Tasting Note: I have an affinity for smoky tea so I really enjoyed Ripe Marvel, both when I tried it in the summer and the multiple times since receiving a full sample. However, smokiness in pu-erh is considered an indicator of lesser quality and can be caused by improper storage or fast-track drying techniques.
Flavors: Earth, Smoke, Smoked, Sweet Potatoes