This is my “Taiwanese Tea” from the Steepster Scavenger Hunt.
Last night, I stumbled across this tea as I was sorting through some things in the kitchen cupboard. This is old – from just before I took over 52Teas, but it was still in a vacuum sealed pouch so, I kept my fingers crossed in the hope that there would still be some flavor left in these leaves.
And there is some flavor here, but not nearly as much as I would have expected from a top quality Li Shan Cui Feng. It’s definitely showing it’s age here, so I’m not going to fault the tea or the tea vendor for the lack of flavor – it’s totally my fault – it got lost in my cupboard. :(
For the flavor that is here, it’s smooth, creamy & sweet with notes of vegetation. Hints of what I would expect from a Li Shan – just not enough of it – due to the age. This is a sipdown though & finding this tea was a timely find if for no other reason, than it helps me on my scavenger hunt.