32 Tasting Notes
Had this one in my gaiwan and it didn’t disappoint as this is my first try of this tea in a very long time. Sweet astringency accompanied by a soft bitter aftertaste prevails after each sip.
Strong mouthfeel with a medium qi makes this tea a pleasant drink. It’s easy to drink and reminds me of some of the first Chinese green teas I have tried so many years ago.
Very consistent from steep-to-steep. The astringency falls off after about the 5th steep and leaves the sweetness and slight bitter after taste to satisfy the drinker. The liquor gets thicker in later infusions as this tea becomes a very drinkable treat.
The taste becomes a woody and leafy combination.
As far as the energy level of this tea goes; I got a wave of heat in the first steep or two, but after that there is little sign of increased energy which is probably the only downfall for this tea (due to the fact that I enjoy drinking tea that can fuel rockets).
A very fine aged tea. There is a consistent mouthfeel that persists well after my cup is empty. The energy overflows steep after steep, my head races back and forth as my body cools to a soft chill.
The main taste of this tea is somewhere in the middle of astringency and bitter, but not either one more than the other. Grass, mild smoke, tobacco flavors stand out to me as the dominant flavors. It almost tastes like a burnt flower would, a little charred but full of beauty and underlying fruitiness.
This is stronger tea in almost every facet of it. The liquor is browner than most teas this age. The thick liquor leads for a superb mouth buzzing effect. Lastly, the feeling behind the tea is an energetic and clear headed one.
Great tea. Filled my gaiwan with this and steeped it throughout the day. Energy energy energy. I feel reinvigorated after each cup. The mouthfeel is as aggressive as the energy.
Flavors are in sync with each other, making this tea very well-rounded. The aftertaste is powerful and sweet. The floral and astringent tastes come through with each sip, also accompanied by a mellow bitterness.
Not harsh on the stomach, but it becomes alive after it has been drunk.
Great tea through and through
Starts off very mild in taste, but in energy it increases after the first steep. Pleasant bitterness and light sweetness underly the thick liquor. There is a strong mouthfeel and an interesting aftertaste of sweetgrass.
I really enjoy steeping this tea out all day, opposed to all in one session, that way the qi isn’t as overpowering. Light flavors, but lots of energy and mouthfeel.
Flash brewing shows a somewhat dark liquor after the first rinse. Pleasant astringency is accompanied by hints of woodiness, mustiness, and mild fruitiness. Turns into a smooth drink through and through. Very relaxing tea which would be a great everyday selection. A very average tea