This is the third tea from the sampler I purchased from this company.
The dry tea appears to be fairly dark roasted and has a nice roasted scent mixed with fruit and softened by cream tones. Brewed it really does have some good cream and milk tones, more so than many rolled green Jin Xuan’s I’ve had. It has some nice and consistent soft fruit tones, light floral, nice spice tones, and various references to corn. My favourite of these teas has been the Rou Gui, but this one is still very nice.
I brewed this tea 14 times in a 150ml Gaiwan, covering the bottom with leaves (@ 1.5 TSP) which resulted in a medium saffron broth. After 14 steeps the tea was not yet exhausted.
25s scent -light roasted notes, peach, cream, a green lily like note, vanilla.
Taste – Green lily mixed with roasted notes, over cream, mixed with peach, corn silk, cinnamon, and a cool vanilla. Does have some of the cool clean tastes from milk.
A touch of cane sugar. Feels creamy and thick on the tongue, before producing a drier cooling sensation on the tongue and the front of the mouth.
20s. Peach, roasted notes, hint of citrus, vanilla, cinnamon, green floral, vanilla.
Corn silk, green lily, mixed with peach, cinnamon, roasted corn husk, cream, cane sugar, vanilla. Cooling tingling note at front and top of the mouth.
30s peach, honey, grain notes, citrus, cane sugar, cinnamon.
Roasted grain note, milk, peach, floral note, cinnamon, vanilla, faint woody note.
40s cream, peach, vanilla, honey
Cream, corn silk, stronger floral spice, peach, vanilla, honey,
60s. Peach, hint of orange, vanilla, corn silk, honey
Cream, over, orange and peach, zest, honey, spice, hint of savoury sugared sweet greens. Floral notes evident as it cools.
80s similar to above but fainter
Cream, peach/orange, honey, cinnamon, woody note, savoury greens, slight mineral note.
120s spice, honey, cooked peach, corn silk, cream
Mineral notes, cream, honey, peach, floral spice, woody note.
160s. – 420s corn silk, peach, cream,honey.
Mineral notes,cream, spice, honey, peach, vanilla, woody note and drying sensation.
Fruit and honey tones fade in the later steeps with the tea becoming slightly more savoury and corn tones reappearing.