Breakfast tea this morning. I have been looking forward to trying this. I like Fujian blacks very much and this one is really affordable. I brewed this western style as usual for a weekday morning, around 200 and steeped for 4 minutes. The liquor is deep and reddish with a slightly malty aroma.
First sip has a rich mouthfeel. I suspected it would be more astringent than I normally like, but other than a slight sharpness on the tip of my tongue this is very well-behaved.
Nicely balanced with between malt, caramel and floral notes this hits all the right spots for me. There is a pleasant sweetness that makes this really appealing. This is the best tea I’ve tried so far from Teavivre and one I am likely to keep permanently stocked.
King Floyd works for this tea.