Wow. My Floating Leaves order arrived darn quickly.
Now this tea. Amanda and Oolong Owl have hyped this up a bit, so I had to try it myself. In my usual fashion, I need to try this again.
It is incredibly light. In terms of taste, it is like a crisp, light and well balanced Li Shan (which it is). The florals are interesting. Definitely creamy with the overall tea being pretty green, but more light and floral than anything else. Lilac usually comes to mind with them, but for me, something similar to lavender comes up. Lavender and hibiscus. Not the rosella red hibiscus of the same genus used in tisanes, but the Chinese flower species or range of species. In terms of sweetness, I get what some people might call a green sugar cane sweetness, which is one that I associate with Jin Xuans.
This is a pretty good tea, but like I said, I’d have to try it again.
I tried this again with less leaves making all the difference. I agree that this tastes better than the Shan Lin Xi. What I wrote earlier was still pretty accurate with this tea balancing out all the usual notes associated with a high mountain tea. I got more fruit notes than I did last time, and noticed the sweetness a hint more. All in all, it is a good Li Shan, but I would not buy masses of this for the price.