Hey, I missed my 3-year Steepster anniversary. Glad this place is still kickin’!
The packet, well, I can read “Lao Cong Shui Xian”. Old bush shuixian rock oolong. I do get a babypowdery white floral – I wouldn’t say shui xian (narcisssus) – in the wet leaf, with sour dark chocolate, herbs and wet rocks along a cool, maybe muddy stream.
It’s thick, smooth spring water with a drying bite in the throat, followed by a slight creaminess in the back and lots of salivation. This transforms to some cooling down into a small camphor bloom in the chest. Later steeps bring an unripe peach skin and squeaky tulip leaf kind of taste.
It’s easy to drink. It’s kind of simple, somehow soothing, and good. That’s about it!
Flavors: Biting, Camphor, Cream, Creamy, Dark Chocolate, Drying, Flowers, Herbs, Peach, Plant Stems, Roasted, Smooth, Spring Water, Sweet, Thick, Wet Rocks