Smelling the dried leaves has a strong citrus rind aroma. After a 5 minute steep with boiling water, the tea has a deep red color, clear, not cloudy. The taste has strong citrus rind and a bright floral flavor, too overpowering for me. It has no bitterness at all. I think this would be a fine tea for those who like those citrus rind notes, but I prefer Hao Ya A which has a much more mellow flavor profile and is sweeter to the palate.
I love this tea! Not too smoky, not too bitter, but still gives a full, smooth, satisfying tea experience.
This is exactly as advertised: a great black tea. It has a simple, yet satisfying taste that just seems to have the right amount of balance. Would definitely recommend to someone looking for a straight black tea.
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