I bought this and a bunch of other samples from Santion the other day. This is the first Dragonwell I’ve had for a while (like, a couple of years) and it is very pleasant. I brewed about 2.5 grams in 200ml of water. Strong scent of toasted white bread in the dry leaves, the wet leaves have a scent of cooked green vegetables, I’m thinking asparagus, but possibly also a little broccoli? The taste is nice and savoury-green, a little astringent, a little sweet – seems well-balanced to me. Not sure if I would describe it as ‘nutty’ but perhaps that’s just my tastebuds today. The finish is possibly a bit short. Offers a good second infusion, haven’t tried a third yet. This is not the highest-grade Dragonwell offered by SanTion but it’s extremely drinkable and seems like good value.
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