I’m on a big Yiwu kick right now – so last weekend I picked up a couple different offerings from CS. It’s very nice being able to get and smell the teas in person, really helped me gauge which ones I wanted to try the most of their current offerings…
This was very pleasant, but unexpected in a lot of ways. Here’s what I wrote about it on instagram, since I think I did a great job of conveying my thoughts into words in my posting there:
“Really, realllllyyy interesting tea! It took a very long time for the flavours to build up but they were super lovely. A silky, soft mouthfeel w/ notes of vanilla bean, delicate and sweet apricot (not a dense, syrupy/overripe stonefruit note), and mellow + creamy trace of marshmallow leaf. A sweet, cooling/camphorous finish – very clean and crisp. It’s sort of jarring seeing the deeper amber liquor from the insusions, but getting such a soft, silky and delicate flavour profile. I’m not one to experience “tea drunkenness” too heavily or frequently, but about halfway through the session I found myself with the warm, cozy body feeling of being slightly buzzed – and it wasn’t just the heat of the apartment! I love forward to drinking the rest of the sample.
So yeah, it was a good tea! Any time I get a natural vanilla note in a tea is a good day, honestly. But also, I’ve never really experienced marshmallow leaf as a note in other teas before, so that was a super unique thing that jumped out to me!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Gc04OX4PU