I sometimes find Yi Wu sheng to lack a bit of depth, or bitterness; but this one has both. The taste profile is indeed quite floral and mineral with an elegant bitterness and spiciness, as one would hope for. There are also some sour notes, and a sweet grassy aftertaste that reminds me of sencha a bit. While the flavours are common for a tea from this area, there isn’t nearly as much of the honey sweetness that one may be expecting. I don’t really mind that. The main hesitation I have about it has to do with the mouthfeel that is not the smoothest or the thickest. I really like the cooling and cleansing sensation after drinking though.

Flavors: Astringent, Banana, Bitter, Coffee, Compost, Dandelion, Floral, Flowers, Grain, Grassy, Meat, Mineral, Roasted Chicken, Sour, Spicy, Sunflower Seed, Sweet

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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