Another really tasty green tea from YS. It was very similar to the Xinyang Mao Jian that I had earlier this summer. A lot of fruity sweetness and creaminess. This one in particular had some noticeable sweet creaminess that reminded me of coconut. All of this was balanced by the edamame and corn notes you would expect from a green.
Overall, the Lu Shan Yun Wu was just a bit more savory and had a touch more bitterness. Still, one of the best green teas I’ve had. It’s just one of those teas that I really looked forward to drinking.
It was fairly sensitive to brewing parameters, so be sure to watch your temps and steep times.
Dry Leaf – sweet notes like a cherry danish (cherry compote, pastry, cream), coconut, roasted corn, edamame. In preheated vessel – corn and edamame prevalent
Smell – corn, edadame, sweet grass, baking spices, creamed corn
Taste – roasted corn, edamame, sweet corn, sweet grass, coconut, pina-colada, cherry compote, buttery pastry, mint, hops-like citrus bitter/sweet, some lemongrass