This was nice. I am still in love with their packaging! The unique character and craftsmanship creates such a good feeling. The dry leaf consists of small rusted brown pieces. These little leaves carry a misty forest scent. I placed them inside my warmed yixing and gave them a shake. This forest scent went deeper in the forest floor and clay earth beneath. I washed the leaves once to prepare for brewing. The steeped leaves smelled of the trees themselves; a damp oak and redwood aroma. The liquor produced from this tea was a deep blood red. The liquor became darker until it was almost black, and I couldn’t even peer through it. The flavor was very progressive. This brew started out subtle and grassy. The drink became deeper and earthy as the session went on. The last steepings were sweet and nectar like. This brew is very dry in the sense of a dry brut red wine. I really liked this brew, but I think I would enjoy the higher grades instead. Thank you to this company for an amazing Shou!
Flavors: Drying, Earth, Petrichor, Sweet, Wet Earth, Wet Wood