89 Tasting Notes
The latest(as in – sold 2 months before this note) batch of Yu Lu Yan is considerably different in taste to the original and, imho, much much worse.
The balance of sweetness and astringency is way off. It feels too sweet and there’s this aftertaste which was ok in the previous batch but here its too strong.
At the moment, this might be the black tea that I like the most. Topping even Golden Fleece and Yunnan fenqqing.
Its well rounded body and warming qualities are second to none. I don’t think it resteeps as well as some of the other teas, but first maybe 4 cups are absolutely great.
(the note is about original batch)