This cake smells like raisins and cherries and brews up the most comforting tea ever. It has all the best characteristics of a bug-bitten tea (honey aroma), a tippy Assam (robust body), and an oolong (mellow, sweet notes), and nothing bitter. Very smooth.
Man.. so glad I bought this when they sent out an email! I’m on my 6th steep (6.1 grams in a 120 mil gaiwan) and I am in love. To me, the dry leaves smell like brownie batter, and once you awaken the tea (“wash”) you definitely get the wood and earth notes, then the drinking is a light, warming combo of toasted nuts, honey or caramel (honeycomb maybe?), and over baked brownies, you know the ones that are right on the edge of being burnt but have that perfect crispy outside and gooey inside. I am a huge fan of this tea and will definitely be buying more to age, drink and gift!