62 Tasting Notes
Update— camphor, pine, wood. Tastes old. Preffer it gong fu, it’s a lot of camphor for grandpa style, for me. That being said it does have a little bite and good energy. I fancy my self an old hong kong man drinking old tasting tea like this by the mug full. I’m not there yet. Will buy a cake for sure.
Flavors: Camphor, Pine
2018- I can only compare this tea to the highest quality she feng offered by seven cups as of this writing. These tea leaves are enormous in comparison. There is a watery honey taste but nothing nutty, tho somewhat savory. While this is probably a drastic comparison, I do think there must be something affordable that is better than this tea. That being said, this tea is not trash.
2018- dry leaf: baked bread; wash: cherry with savory after taste… 1st brew smells of sweet potato, taste- sweet potato, sour, bitter, savory /// delayed astringency, mix of cherry, sour, and sweet potato. Decent savory huigan. You can do worse than this tea but i can only technically reccomend it.
Flavors: Cherry, Sweet Potatoes
This tea smells and tastes distinctly of honey, and nothing else. There is no complexity or development to the flavor, and honestly I really thought the leaves looked young (as in the wer leaf did not feel like aged leaf) but I’m not versed enough to make that call. As far as the recent teas i’ve tried from teavivre, you could do worse than this. If you had to have pure honey shomei, why not I suppose. It’s drinkable, but it is a one trick pony. I will try bpiling the leaves next time.