I brewed this in the Yixing. Lite cocoa notes. I am not doing backflips over this tea yet. It’s a warm and inviting tea. Maybe the second steeping will do it more justice. I let it steep much longer than the first. The second is a darker liquor. Maybe in my next brewing I will add more leaves and a longer steeping and hope that it improves. This is one of my many samples from Upton. As far as tea intoxication goes, it has delivered a nice morning buzz.
ZP82 Pre-Chingming Golden Monkey 2011
A finely crafted tea, composed of only the buds and first leaves of new Spring growth. This selection has a refined chocolate aroma, which develops in cup. The infusion is very-well balanced, with honey and malty notes, complemented by a light peachy nuance. The finish has a mild astringency and lingering sweetness.