Thank you *Sophia * for this generous sample!
This is the first Fu Tea experience I’ve had, and I must say this was truly unique. The leaves are a forest green and heavily compressed. Its almost like an herbal pu-erh. This assortment of dull green leaves consists of some rather large twigs as well. Also, I did notice the vibrant miniscule golden “flowers” which I found simply amazing. I brewed these in my gaiwan under black tea parameters. I rinsed once to allow the tea to open up. This had a very earthy and humid odor. The taste was incredibly different. It started as a fermented wood flavor, but it finished almost salty and with minerals. I was able to get multiple steepings out of it. The salty flavor became more prominent as the session went on. Once I reached about four steepings the salt flavor was replaced with a dark sweet coffee flavor. This was very interesting! I would not be drinking this everyday, but I will be sharing it with my tea friends to bring something new to the table. Thank you again Sophia for allowing me to try this out!
Flavors: Dark Wood, Mineral, Salty, Smooth