Reminiscent of old leather bound books, cedar, damp forest floor, something of a musty but not rotting wood smell. After 3 or 4 steeps, fruits become more prominent — prunes, figs, dates — and pipe tobacco. Very little bitterness or astringency. A very comforting array of aromas and flavors for a snowy early spring afternoon.
Gongfu, 150ml, boiling water, 2x rinse at 10s, start at 15s + 7s per add’l steep.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Cedar, Dark Wood, Dates, Dried Fruit, Fig, Forest Floor, Leather, Paper, Tobacco