The aroma of the steeped tea is herbal and inviting, recalling rosemary and sage. The initial seconds of the first sip are sharp and perfume-like, which quickly melts into a warm fruitiness—dried mangoes and apricots dominating the palate. Subsequent steeps mellow out the intensity, while drawing out new flavors. Baking spices reminiscent of the finest roasted oolong—cinnamon, cloves—and the herbal aroma hinted at in the nose begin to add contrast against the pit fruit flavors. All in all a complex and attention-grabbing tea.
Water temperature that is too high will decrease the flavor spectrum and add astringency, so we suggest brewing at 90°c at the most, for under two minutes.