>The cup is exceptionally smooth,
Does the “smooth” refer to the lack of thickening related to pectin and oxalic acid or something?
I’m not sure about this description at all.
>with interesting muscat and fruity nuances,
Somewhere over the muscat? I will try the China one for this.
On the other hand, its unique fruity nuance was more apparent to me, which was close to a sort of acid taste somehow.
>along with the balanced pungency of a top quality first flush tea.
>The cup from the China jat is slightly sweeter,
I think so, too.
At the same time, this clonal may be “just” sweet. The sweetness of these two was quite different to me.
That’s supposedly because I can’t distinguish sweetness from China characteristic.
> while that of the clonal variety is slightly thicker.
Probably…? Is this that important factor, by the way?
>For comparison, consider buying a sample of one and a packet of the other.
No need for comparison, indeed. Buy the China! lol