This review got out of hand, I had to split it into a thread as well….
I get a lovely aroma from the steeped leaves, a chestnut & perfume. Some sweetness & fruit but everything is melded together in the roast. I dont get the pungent fresh green perfume I really like about ‘modern’ TGY from the liquor, which is a surprise, but the steeped leaves are lush.
I was expecting a mix of both green & brown flavour from the cup, but it leans towards the brown. But, this is a very nicely roasted oolong if you like that style. It is smooth & soft but more spritely than the aged oolongs I have been drinking tonight, there is a bit more separation in the flavour & aroma, with some additional char bite (youth?) compared to the 1986 Lishan, which is no bad thing if you like that kind of tea.
So this ended up creating more questions about oxidised (edit* fermented?) but non-roasty Anxi tea, which was what I ended up wanting from this session… (I dont go for roasty teas)
Flavors: Bark, Char, Chestnut, Fruity