This tea smells amazing! AND the aroma has that lingering “after aroma”, hanging out in my sinuses like incense, like you get from a really good Big Red Robe.
The flavor reminds me of the leafhopper bug-bite teas, especially Mi Xian Black, with a certain sweetness & a taste profile that I really have trouble defining. It is sweet & honeyesque. It also reminds me a little of Master Han’s wild picked tea, but is also very different.
There’s a spicey flavor that’s been hard to define. I knew I recognized it, but I actually had to open my spice drawer, look around, smell a few things, & then there it was, as plain as day: Coriander! WoW!
So it is a very interesting tea, and very tasty! Thank you, Sil, for sacrificing this sample & giving me the chance to try it out! You are awesome! But then again, we already knew THAT, right? :D