Wow. Super super silky Lishan.
The light to medium green leaves were tightly rolled into little balls. Some tea dust, nothing major. Some stems, nothing major. The wet leaves were highly aromatic: Floral, orchids, vineyards, cream, vegetal, umami.
The liquor was a very light, clear, yellowish-green color. I found it had a really great flavor profile that suits me. Light floral (not heavy at all), some mineral, umami, buttery, cream, steamed greens. The super silky, creamy texture, the rich body with very light floral notes that were long lasting, as was the natural sweet aftertaste. It continued to linger in my throat and back of my tongue. Throughout the infusions, no bitterness, light or no astringency, and remained silky smooth throughout. Sometimes some Lishan has sour notes at the end, this one didn’t at all.
6g, 190°F, 110ml, rinse, 9 steeps: 10s, 15s, 25s, 35s, 45s, 55s, 65s, 75s, 120s
Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Floral, Smooth, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal