My favorite all-around tea so far. Not perfect (I don’t think that’s possible) but I had to give it a perfect rating. To me, this is to tea as Fuller’s London Pride is to beer. It’s the kind of tea I can drink any time of day or night and it’s always refreshing.
For all my teas I must admit I use a metal strainer, but not the ball type. It’s one that fits perfectly on top of my 2 cup teacup, so the leaves have some room to open and do their thing. So yes, that applies for this one.
Lots and lots of sweetness to this. Honey notes dominate at first sip. A lovely bit of grassiness when all that calms down, and a faint touch of smokiness too. I don’t get any of the pepper notes that some Yunnans have.
Really just a wonderful cup of tea that’s complex but not distractingly so.