In the land of perpetual sunlight, there happens to be a rainy, muggy day.
To comfort me, this Tie Guan Yin, compliments of Jing Tea shop.
Could not have picked a better choice.
The dry leaf is pungent of roasted cocoa; almost like a dark chocolate, with a dash of cinnamon.
The sweetness presents itself to the nose already.
The first infusion;
heavy chocolate aroma.
The liquor is on the light side, but my mouth is filled with a sweetness present of anise and pumpkin.
A wonderful prelude to this tea.
The roasted notes take control in this movement.
The undertone of sugary sweetness lingers.
Chocolate and berries dance on the tongue.
But it is not an overpowering sensation.
Spicy. Cloves, anise, cinnamon...
then a caramel arises.
The following infusions play around with the said flavor notes.
This tea is sensational.
After eleven infusions, I am tea drunk.
Maybe the worst I have ever been.
It is excellent.
Rainy day blues are resolved.
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