I prefer this tea to the Yiwu of the 2016 Year of the Monkey.

The tea is nice and long with sweet floral and grassy high notes. I am noticing that most of bitterleaf teas smell alike with the perfume-y thick sweet scent with nectar. I warmed my pot up and tossed some inside. The scent opens further into warm maple syrup and fruity tones with some light florals. I washed the tea and prepared for brewing. The tea is sweet and smooth with a grassy/veggie base along with a delayed huigan. The brew goes down quickly and smoothly with some bitter in the back. This tea is pretty decent, and I feel it fits its price quite well. The tea is nothing extreme or dramatic, but its a good no fuss sheng. The tea is light, but it carries some buzzing tones that follow around my body.

Also, this tea does superb grandpa style. I often brings this to the office and just throw some in a mug and sip at it.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Grass, Nectar, Sweet, Vegetal, Wood

Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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