Aaron sample 4

I tried Aaron’s sample 4 today

Small leaves from the dry bits I got. Nothing too interesting looking. Looks a little like a big factory recipe cake…

It’s reasonably dark in liquor, but that might be because I brewed it long. There’s a really weird note in the tea that I don’t know how to describe — other than just some massively “off” flavour in my sample. Plastic bag? Something else? Something wasn’t quite right, and it was definitely not a pleasant thing. It went away after a few infusions, but it was sufficiently strong to cloud my judgment. The tea is a bit harsh and somehow quite green. It feels like plantation tea and it doesn’t seem to be from 2001, or at least doesn’t taste like one — tastes a lot younger.

Strength of the tea is actually not too bad and it has a decent lingering aftertaste, but I just couldn’t say it’s a good tea based on the seriously off flavour and the greenness…. it’s also fairly bitter at this point.

The wet leaves are also quite green

Strange tea…


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