Hell yeah, baby. A lil’ bit of that SXHC and you’re good to go.
The dry leaf is medium-sized and black. Some broken pieces. It smells mineral and has a slight earthiness, showing its 2 years maturity. The wet leaf smell is even earthier.
No rinse, that would be a waste. This tea evokes the image of finding forgotten cigars, aging in an abandoned basement, mysterious and smoky. Thick like the dust floating in the air. Bitter like forgotten memories. It has a slightly floral finish, like a flower growing through the cracks in the basement floor, or a single ray of light coming from above. The aftertaste lingers and lingers, haunting you as it slowly fades. This isn’t an easy going tea by any means. This is a thick, complex work of art. Drink slowly. It’s beautiful in a twisted way. As for the cha qi from this tea, just note my gradual change of mood. Note that this is their “cheap” cliff tea.
Flavors: Bitter, Mineral, Smoke, Wet Earth, Wood