Cha Duo Tang is an easy to drink, comforting tea with complex aromas and a nutty taste profile. However, the best aspect of it is its mouthfeel. The liquor is very thick and bubbly, with a slick, oily texture. This might very well be the best tea in the 0.5$/g category that I’ve ever had. It is not funky, so I would recommend it to everyone really, even those new to the world of fermented tea.
Dry leaves have a faint scent of peanuts, cooked pasta, and light wood smoke. After the rinse, I get a medicinal aroma with notes of herbs, cumin, kumquat, cedar, palm, dried lime, forest floor, and swamp flora (marigold).
The taste is vegetal and herbaceous with a touch of bitterness and a sweet finish. There are flavours like yellow peas, roasted hazelnuts, and wood. Aftertaste is then quite sweet, earthy, and warming with a sort of metallic character and notes of licorice, bay leaf and garlic.
Flavors: Cedar, Citrus, Dried Fruit, Earth, Forest Floor, Hazelnut, Herbaceous, Herbs, Licorice, Lime, Medicinal, Metallic, Nutty, Peanut, Peas, Plants, Roasted Nuts, Spices, Sweet, Thick, Vegetal, Wood