I didn’t especially like this tea, and that surprised me. It’s definitely smoky, and smoke is one of my favourite flavours in pretty much any context. However, unlike other smoky hei chas I’ve tried, or lapsang souchong, this has just a single note of smoke taste. Those other smoky teas have a ‘deep’ smoke and a sharper smoke, while this one only has the deep layer. It’s also surprisingly bitter.
Flavors: Bitter, Smoke