Nice to see Steepster working again. Time to start posting some of my backlogged tasting notes.
I was glad to finally get my hands on this tea again. I first tried it a few years ago and have not found a better yancha since. What’s even better is this is the 2019 version so its had time to age and the roast has mellowed out.
Upon opening the pouch, a powerful aroma of flowers, cinnamon, and peaches greets the nose. This turns into browned butter and chocolate chip cookies when the leaves are dropped into a heated vessel. I brewed this grandpa style steeping 1g in 8z of water just under boiling. The taste of the tea is outstanding – familiar wet rocks and clean mineral wuyi notes, along with rich cocoa and pecan. Some spice and wood as it settles. A very satisfying cup.
My recent sessions with this tea haven’t been quite as good but I blame that on me being rushed and unfocused, not the tea.
Flavors: Cocoa, Mineral, Pecan, Spices, Wet Rocks, Wood