This tea has a chocolaty aroma with a touch of malt. When placed on the heated ware, the chocolate and malt are the aromas which greet you first, followed by a nutty finish. The liquor is sweet in a very soothing way. You notice the floral attribute first, similar to honeysuckle but also like marigold. It has fruity notes of red apple adding to its sweetness. The touch of malt is present on the finish along with a sweet caramel like note, making the brew wholesome and familiar. The nutty note translates into the liquor as well, resembling almonds the most. Overall it makes for a really comforting drink and that can be called the main theme of this tea, like all the Arunachal Blacks!
Season : Summer 2022, harvested in July
Appearance : Deep Orange
Taste : Marigold, honeysuckle, red apple, caramel, malt, almond
Steeping Time : 3.5 minutes western style, 25 seconds gongfu style adding 10 seconds every subsequent steep
Leaf to water ratio : 0.9 gram per 100ml for western style, 4 grams per 100ml for gongfu style
Recommended Steeping Temperature : 88°C
Recommended Steeping Method : Works great with all brewing styles