I’m so glad that I am the first to review. I had a large opening in my schedule for this morning/afternoon, so I knew exactly how to spend it. I’ve been letting these orbs settle for some time, and today was the day to brew one up. The orb is quite a beauty. The ball caries some weight and is an entanglement of long luscious Sheng. It carries a sweet and semi floral tone. I placed this big guy into my warmed yixing and let it sit for some time. The scent is amazing! My pot gives off a deep and thick aroma of sweet jungle, nectar, and a slight tang. I washed this orb twice to get it to open up. The steeped leaves smell even better! My tea room was filled with a sweet succulent aroma. The leaves also carry a very slight smoke tone. The taste is perfect. I brewed it heavy with using the whole orb, for I wanted some deep and lasting flavors. The liquor starts with pure sugarcane and light nectar. This flavor then deepens with some kuwei and a dripping huigan. The brew gives a full mouth-feeling and a bitterness present in the center of the tongue. The flavor is of sweet lilies, light wood (oak), nectar, and some winter honey. The best part of this brew was its qi. It hit me hard by only the second steeping. I’m talking hair prickling, spine shaking, heart warming qi. It was fantastic for a Saturday morning! The brew grew more and more diverse as the steeping continued. The sips would begin with a sweetness and then change to a drying sensation with kuwei. The leaves continued to be fairly aromatic and roughened to a seaweed aroma. The session lasted for quite some time, and I lost track of how many times I steeped the leaves. The qi followed throughout the session and continued long afterwards. This was a very nice session, and I’m glad that I have more.
Flavors: Bitter, Drying, Flowers, Nectar, Pleasantly Sour, Smooth, Sugarcane, Sweet, warm grass, Winter Honey