There seem to be a lot of Ali Shan teas that smell delicious but taste just kind of “meh”. This is one such tea.
The leaves were rolled into fat green nuggets and gave off wonderful aromas of melon, flowers, and lychee. Initial steeps were light and tasted of cucumber and melon. Some mellow floral notes of orchid and hyacinth emerge by the 3rd steep. At this point, the flavor begins to peter out. The remaining steeps were fairly insipid and flat.
Yawn…a very drinkable tea but ultimately forgettable.
Flavors: Coriander, Cucumber, Flowers, Grass, Lychee, Melon, Orchid, Sweet