Purple leaf tea is a weird one for me. This one has a similar thing going like the other purples I am sampling from YS, almost a sheng-type freshness. It has only just been harvested two months ago, and doesnt have any roasty, what you get is sweet & almost sour citrus notes going on. Grapefruit is a good description, as YS have on the website.

The steeped leaves have a OB-like spice smell, and also something else that I really dont like. I dont know what it is, but its there.

later brews reveal a slight astringency, with more of this sour plant/citrus taste appearing. This isnt a very complex tea, and later steeps the taste seemed to fall apart a bit, with the sour taste lingering in a not-so-nice manner. This is probably down to my inexperience with steeping young leaf such as this. I am doing it gongfu, maybe it is better a different way.

Really on the fence with this one! I will continue to try different methods and maybe a re-review soon.

Flavors: Citrus, Citrus Zest, Grapefruit, Plants, Sour

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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Basically loads of Fenghuang, jade oolong & sheng puerh.

90+ is godly

80-90 is something i would buy again.

60-80 ok, but probably more bland or basic in their flavour.

0-60 something tastes wrong with this one.

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