Type: Flavored Black
Origin: China, India, Republic of Georgia
Product Description: Russian Caravan style blend.
Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes
The dry leaves have a bold aroma of salt and pine smoke.
The red amber infusion has a boldly smoky and salty aroma with a sweet hint of fruit. The taste is smoky and savory with light notes of wood and caramelized sugar, mild astringency, and a smooth smoky finish.
The full-bodied aroma reminded me of pine wood-fueled campfires and smoked gouda. Three infusions produced delicious results with the flavor and astringency mellowing by the third infusion.