First session with this tea is a familiar one. I have loved several iterations of the loose version so I decided to get a cake for easier storage.

Being already more than a year old, I would say that the bitterness is quite a bit weaker than what I would expect from its fresh state. The taste juicy and grassy initially and then sweeter and fruitier in later steeps. Aftertaste, on the other hand, is savoury and spicy/warming. Notes like parsnip, eucalyptus, garlic scapes, and sourdough bread remind me of previous sessions with these teas. Additionally, I found some new aromas of rum and candy floss in the dry and wet leaves respectively.

Flavors: Bitter, Bread, Cotton Candy, Eucalyptus, Floral, Fruity, Grass, Mineral, Parsley, Rum, Spicy, Sweet, Tart

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

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