Tea Review: 2016 A&P Black Tea from White2Tea

This black tea from white2tea was from their monthly tea club in July 2016. The 100g cake of A&P came with three 2013 Fengqing black tea "orbs". I love having rolled balls of tea that I can plop into my Libre tea container and bring to work. According to 2Dog:

We commissioned this tea in early Spring from Lincang area Puer material. The tea is just starting to settle down. It was traditionally processed and sun dried, leaving it slightly raw, and should improve with age for several years. It is chocolatey and deep, with a smooth mouthfeel.
This tea is HARD. Super tough to break apart. The smell is oddly sweet despite being a very arid and hardy looking black tea.

This tea is HARD. Super tough to break apart. The smell is oddly sweet despite being a very arid and hardy looking black tea.

This tea is nothing truly spectacular, however it is a hardy, bitter chocolate tasting tea that is sure to live up to the coldest winter nights.

This tea is nothing truly spectacular, however it is a hardy, bitter chocolate tasting tea that is sure to live up to the coldest winter nights.

Oh course I'm a dum dum and don't have any pics of actually infusing and drinking the tea. Mainly because I've been drinking it at work and the pictures of my Libre thermos aren't very sexy. I still have a ton of this tea left as of writing this (Jan. 2017) so I'm sure there will be more photos, probably on instagram.