I tasted this tea when I was visiting Verdant’s store, but this time around it’s quite different from how I remember it.
A rinse with boiling water, and then very short steeps (pour on and immediately pour off.)
On the nose I’m getting minerals and a whole lot of lilac with some earth and smoke.
The start of the sip is woody, almost getting into nutty, but that quickly shifts to spectacular amount of the characteristic mineral taste, so much that I can feel the minerality on the back of my teeth.
With subsequent steeps there’s a bit of creaminess on the back of the tongue developing, and a very tangy vegetal finish, that includes some grass and spinach (which is reinforced by the mineral teeth feel.)
I really like the experience of this tea, even though the woodiness at the start of the sip isn’t a flavour I’m really into. But holistically, this is lovely.
Flavors: Creamy, Earth, Floral, Grass, Mineral, Nutty, Smoke, Spinach, Tangy, Vegetal, Wood