I have made two steeps of this so far this morning and it is so good. The store description really is accurate. Since I bought this, my palate has developed a lot and I am able to describe and understand this tea better.
I did a quick wash of the leaves today, which I don’t think I have done in the past. These leaves do not swell nearly as much as some oolongs I have tried, but they put out a lot of flavor. The first sniff brought a little sweet smoke, minerals, and the dark roasty sweetness of roasted fruit sugar, the aroma of a Maillard reaction, as someone else noted. Smoke, grilled peach, and caramelized sugar.
I am trying to whittle down my stash and decide which teas I just have to replace when they are gone. At first I thought Wenshan Baozhong would be the one staying on the shelf, but today’s tasting gives this one the upper hand, I think.