The husband has given me a cold. I’m dying. No, actually I just wish I was. So with my sinuses going crazy, I need tea. And tissues, but I’m gonna concentrate on the tea here. Not sure if this is the best time to try a new tea but I have enough to try it several times so I’ll live if my first tasting is less than perfect.
The tea smells very tea-like. Go figure. Very Yunnan-like. Again, go figure. But it is a little lighter and sweeter smelling than the typical Yunnan. It’s making me think of buttered raisin bread.
Wow, the taste is very sweet, light and fruity. A lot like the smell actually. Very smooth and with a hint of a prickle of dryness at the end. Obviously a Yunnan and a nice one at that. Not stout enough to be a morning tea but a little too stout to be an evening tea. So we’ll call it an afternoon tea… A very middle of the road Yunnan with Samovar’s Yunnan Golden Bud – light, sweet, airy, almost delicate – at one end and Andrews & Dunham’s S4 Yunnan – stout, a bit rough, sturdy and brisk – at the other. The light sweetness of the taste makes it connected to Samovar’s YGB but the pleasantly prickly end makes it connect to A&D’s Yunnan. So in the middle but with a slight lean towards Samovar (there is more sweetness than prickle). Nice, if a bit undecided.