It was so hard to save this surprise sample from SIMPLYJEN until today, but I did it! Hooray for willpower! I wanted this to be our special “new” tea for tasting today, as I like to have at least one new tea each week for us to try.
Wow, this really needs to be on my next order. Describing it is really difficult, because I think I am still enough of a newbie not to know exactly how to describe, or even define, what i am tasting.
Nutty, definitely. Silky like Harney’s description said, absolutely. I agree that it had many of the characteristics of other Fujian teas but without the cocoa or chocolate notes. But I really keep getting a lemony or bright note as well. It was reminding me of a Darjeeling, but with none of the astringency I associate with some Darjeelings. This was smooth smooth smooth.
My guest loved it, youngest loved it, I love it. Thank you, thank you, Jen, for the wonderful surprise!