This tea just looks tasty. I opened up this packet and reveled long slender luscious chunks. These large leaf beauties give off a strong old stained wood scent. I picked a generous amount off from this tightly compressed brick, and I popped it in my warmed yixing. My little teapot filled my tea room with a hearty earth vegetable and forest floor scent. I washed this tea for slightly longer to allow it to awaken. I used scorching hot spring water to awaken this long docile brew. The steeped leaves give off a camphor scent mixed with aged cask rum. The liquor was a deep muddied orange and thick. There was a hint of bitterness in the initial sip. I enjoyed deep delicious menthol and wood tones. The flavor resembled what I imagine an eucalyptus tree would taste like. This soothing flavor followed up with a Novocaine sensation. The sip then ended with an all encompassing huigan that lingered well after drinking. My entire being was well pleased. Then, the qi began to set in. This was by far one of the most powerful brews. I was hit with a force alike a truck. My whole body became filled with such energy, yet I was unable to move. I was all giggly and my head became buzzed. I could feel my muscles soothe and unwind. I was finished by the second steeping. I actually had to step away (crawl more likely) from my tea table and search for food. I returned after an hour and continued my ceremony. The sweet aged sip brought me right back to buzzing. This brew is incredibly juicy and replenishing. The tea stood up for a great many steeping. I am so grateful to have tried this, and I’m glad I have more to share with people. I highly recommend this brew, for an intense and enjoyable gongfu session.
Flavors: Camphor, Dark Wood, Eucalyptus, Forest Floor, Menthol, Moss, Sweet, Wet Earth