This is a phenomenal tea for the price. The amazing thing about this tea is the “chi” more than the flavor. It is very energizing, and not just in a caffeine buzz sort of way. If you drink much puerh, you probably have had a similar experience from other tea. Top notch! Would definitely recommend.
Here are my notes (unedited) from the first session with this tea. I have since upped my “dosage” to 8g for my 90ml gaiwan.
Brewing Vessel: 90ml Gaiwan
Rinse – 3s
Much earthier than the Jing Gu from yesterday. Wet leaf has a very sweet smell. Not so much the usual apricot smell… maybe more earthy. I can’t quite pinpoint it.
The wet leaf smells amazing… Dried peaches or something… Very bitter this steep. A lovely astringency. Not very vegetal at all. A bit of an iron-y finish. Malty mouthfeel.
Wet leaf getting a bit more apricot. Very astringent. Delicious malty thickness… this is a really fantastic tea.
Less astringent. Smoothing out a bit. I am expecting the sweetness to come out in 3-4 steeps. After pausing for a while, there definitely is a lingering sweetness in the mouthfeel.
A bit dusty. Thought I caught a hint of sweetness in the background of the first sip. Bitter, but less malty. Deliciously getting a bit vegetal. This is just a phenomenal tea.
Smooth with a light bitterness. A little harshness from the water? Leafy leafiness.
Life changing. Smooth and sweet. Very good. Top notch tea. Absolutely amazing.
Slight sweetness coming through
Flattening out a bit… should have increased 8s or 10s.
Sweet and light. Happy taste.