Using my green clay Year of the Tiger yixing pot that I use for Formosa (summer) oolongs
Aroma cup: Honey!
First steeping: creamy, smooth, mild mixture of vegetal and floral, like artichoke
Second steeping: Deeper floral tones
I think of Gui Fei as definitely more of an esoteric tea, just because it’s not one of the famous teas, like Tieguanyin or Wen Shan or Dong Ding. But it is a real treat, almost a dessert.
Gui Fei Mei Ren 2011
Gui Fei Mei Ren
Unlike most Formosa teas, which are twisted leaf, this one is tightly rolled. The taste of this tea is made unique because it is not astringent despite its green and vegetal notes. The silky, smooth texture blends nicely with its aroma of honeysuckle.