The hallmark of this tea is undoubtedly its thick and oily texture. If it wasn’t as colloidal, it would probably feel more like a sheng. It also has a clean, elegant taste, and a long-lasting aftertaste with an emerging sweetness. Overall, however, it lacks pungency and complexity. Thus, I wouldn’t prefer to drink this one over most of the blended ripes from Yunnan Sourcing.
The aromas are particularly weak, but also a bit unusual. There is a hint of charred bread like naan as well as chicory in the wet leaf scent. The taste is also more vegetal than most ripes. There are hints of pine nuts and butter, not many other associations come to mind though.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Burnt Food, Butter, Nuts, Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Vegetal