When you smell and taste your tea, why not use the Twinings flavour wheel and see what aromas and tastes you come up with. First of all, before your nostrils come close to the tea liquor, just smell the back of your hand as this helps to cleanse your palette. As expected from the initial aroma from the infused leaf, the first aroma coming from the infused tea will be the Oolong tea that is letting off that heavy scent.
The ingredients of this Russian Caravan blend have been rolled using the traditional orthodox method of manufacture which gives a delicate wiry whole leaf look and feel. Pouring the tea into your cup you will notice a beautiful golden hue coming from the liquor just like the warm golden colour of Californian sunshine.
A taste best described as a "savoury smoothness" permeates this tea, yet the tea is unmistakably Keemun - like Yunnan but "nuttier" - first and foremost. It is a powerful mouth experience, not so much in the head but in the main body of the drink. A couple of seconds after entering through the lips, we’re getting a nice feeling around the jaw and cheeks. This tea produces a bright coppery and amber coloured liquor and creates an unforgettable light brew with hints of honey sweetness. If you add milk, the liquor turns pinkish in colour.