My dry leaves are dark brown-grey with lots of golden tips; they smell
dry fruit, especially figs, with some woody and spicy notes.
Steep me, smell my wet leaves and be surprised by mineral notes, bark, cinnamon, rye bread, pain d’épices, maybe some obscure cigar?
My liquor is exquisitely beautiful light amber. Take a sip and you will feel sweetness, almost as if you were drinking liquid honey…
May be you might a little bit bored by absence of bitterness; I am too polite to express it too quickly. Want to feel my dark side? Try steeping me a few seconds longer.
A warning: you have to keep me hot. Once cold, i become a little bit blunt… Pair me with roasted figs, goat cheese and walnuts – just don’t add mint in this recipe.
Answer: Dian Hong red tea from old trees (2016)