I’ve had so much stress lately. The power lines just got fixed to my house, so I can finally get back to my work. Today was the first time in weeks that I’ve been able to just sit and relax. I needed some quiet time, and I chose this to be my medicine.
This tea is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. The dry leaf consists of long resinous maocha with fuzzy green spots. These tendrils are dotted with brilliant gold leaves. The scent is spectacular. This is by far one of the most fragrant sheng I’ve ever experienced. The scent is somewhat like berries and wine. I take in a sweet, yet its also a tangy aroma. I placed a generous chunk in my warmed yixing and gave it a shake. This wondrous aroma expanded. I was reminded of a Jingmai except waaay more potent. I could take in brown sugar and marsh land. It also reminded me of a time I went caving in Northern Arizona. This warmed leaf smelled of the inner mountain walls. It was a moist, living, and fungal aroma. This brew had just so much life in it. I began my brewing. The steeped leaves give off a grape leaf and wild greens aroma. This tea is bitter, and I mean BITTER. This is what an enjoyable bitterness should taste like. The kuwei is intense and pleasurable. This brew has a peppery taste that finishes with a long jing smoothness. It’s a complex mixture of flavors and sensations. The qi is perfect. I have never felt so good. It’s not an overpowering sensation. Its not an adrenaline rush, rather it’s a present feeling. I woke up from my slumber and just became centered. my body was tingling and my attention was focused. I could feel my being soothe and smooth out. The last few weeks have been a mess of bushiness and activities. This was exactly what I needed to just calm down and get quiet. This session was serene. I am most grateful for this opportunity.
Flavors: Bitter, Kale, Lemon, Peppercorn, Sweet