This is a strange tea. It is very green for a Dan Cong, in that regard it is somewhat reminiscent of YS’s Wu Dong Chou Shi. Otherwise, it is very different though – more vegetal as opposed to floral, light bodied and not too complex. I found the taste to be quite muted as well. There are notes of fermented fruits and a hint of dungeon (a bit like what you get from some, especially wet stored shou), which makes me think that maybe this tea only went through a partial kill green. I wonder what would happen if I stored it with my pu’er, lol. I may actually do it, I didn’t get all that much from any of the three sessions I’ve had with it.
As for other notes, the dry leaf aroma is mostly a mix of honey, cream or steamed milk, and stewed fruits. After the rinse, it is a more herbal and vegetal smell with notes of courgette and peach among others. As I alluded to, the taste is kind of unremarkable, but there is a nice cooling grassy finish to it. I also noticed a strong warming and defocusing cha qi every time I drunk this tea, which I didn’t like at all.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Cream, Grass, Herbs, Honey, Milk, Peach, Peas, Stewed Fruits, Vegetal, Zucchini