If I could afford it, I’d drink this constantly and never so much as look at another Dragon Well. But as it is, I just get a small packet every so often and eke it out, brewing up a gram or two in my smallest gaiwan as a treat.
The mouthfeel is spectacular – not thick, exactly, but extremely satisfying, and there’s something almost indefinable – it’s in the scent of the wet leaves, too, a kind of young grass freshness that has the smell of rain about it.
Looking at my tea notes, the last time I put a note in about this tea was after I found an old unopened pack of it in one of my tea-tins. The fresh tea (this is a 2015 harvest, so about 8 months old since picking) is a world away from that, and I’m on my 5th steep of about two grams of leaves, and expect to get another steep or two from them.
Flavors: Chestnut, Cut grass