This is a very, very good tea. This one we tasted before purchasing and my wife was insistent on buying a cake. Sorry I didn’t get the chance to put the picture up, as it has a decent wrapper. Maybe later, I’ll figure that out.
I’ve drunk this several times. Only one time did I errantly steep incorrectly, i.e., too long, which produced a bitter an unremarkable brew.
Now to the brew done right. The times were 15s/15s/15s/15s/30s/1m.
Round #1: The potent cha-qi is evident immediately. Long-jing notes, floral and round in the mouth, hints of black pepper and citrus. Touch of tannin which is a nice compliment.
Round#2: More of the Long-jing taste, less floral immediate taste but more floral huigan.
Round #3: Sweeter and sweeter.
Round #4: Sweeter still.
Round #5: The liquor grows lighter caste, though never is it intense. Don’t let that deceive you. Pleasant citrus aroma, with a taste of lime. Mild tannins. Still floral. The huigan is outstanding. Just waiting a minute or two and you notice your mouth feels full of flowers, polite sweet flowers, not bawdily unctuous like jasmine or tinged with a bitterness like rose. Flowers I can’t place.
Round #6: Blend of sweetness and mellow tannins, floral finish that just stays and stays.
Flavors: Flowers, Lemon Zest, Peppercorn