This month's tea has a rich, substantial, heavy roast character that is especially smooth and satisfying. The flavor notes include dried fruit, like plum and apricot, over a smoky, slow-roasted base. Given that this batch of tea was prepared for competition by removing the stems to optimize roasting results and its appearance, as well as the fact that it was heavily roasted, less leaves are necessary in brewing. We recommend a proportion of about 1:24 leaves to water. So 6-7 grams tea leaves for a 150ml tea pot.