Sweet, floral and aromatic with honey fragrance, Braggart’s tea is made when a crop is chewed by leaf hoppers and the tea plant releases honey flavored enzymes to attract their predators. It hails from Pinglin Taiwan, where the original creator was made the best out of a bad situation, and gained a reputation for Bragging about the haul he brought in with this unusual tea. But hey, it’s worth all the Bragging it gets.
This batch is very floral with lots of buds—lots of energy. A few leaves go a long way, giving lots of fragrance with just a pinch. I look forward to each new experience with this tea, always fragrant and always different. Sometimes the floral notes remind me of the various honeys from bees pollinating different kinds of flowers. Heavily oxidized but not roasted, it rides the precipice of a tea that is dark in hue and light in body. Good bright energy.