A very nice Yunnan tea with a thick grainy profile like David says. It tastes a little like buckwheat pancakes without the syrup. I love this tea in the morning, it’s like liquid brunch. I just had golden fleece the other day which has many similar characteristics but is perhaps a little more nuanced in its flavors. Not to say that this tea is lacking in any respect, it’s very dependable. A great way to start my morning.
Wild-Picked Yunnan Jin Jun Mei
A malty, savory black tea with the crisp sweetness of Jin Jun Mei and the buttery thickness of Dian Hong…
This wild-picked budset tea provides a uniquely rich and savory cup. In early steepings, the malty profiles of barley and wheat are in the foreground, with the sweet creaminess of butter. These savory flavors feel somewhat like fresh-baked whole-grain toast with a touch of sweet cream butter melted on top. Yet the aftertaste betrays the fine budset quality of the tea through a smooth sweetness, as though a touch of honey was spread on the buttered toast.
In later steepings, the savory grain flavors are more subdued, replaced by an unexpected crisp flavor, and slight sparkling peppery texture. It may be a bit too metaphorical, but this tea almost tastes sunny in later steepings. There is a bright warmth, coupled with the brilliant red-orange of the tea in the cup that suggests morning sunlight.