This tea hasn’t been released yet. I was lucky enough to be able to try it first. This is soooo good. I haven’t been home much, and I haven’t had time to review lately. I am finally able to sit back and spend time with my yixing.
This tea consists of loosely compressed dull green and platinum leaves. I can spot some long golden strands as well. The dry leaf carries a a sweet warm grass and fruity aroma. I knew this would be a great start for me getting back into rou-tea-ne. I warmed the small chunk up in my yixing. The tang scent of molasses and wet oak wafted up in my tea room. I washed the leaf once and prepared to brew it up. The steeped leaves have a smokey and bitter greens aroma. There was also a sweet apple cider scent lingering inside my brewing vessel. This Sheng is pure candy. The initial sip had a full bodied huigan and lasted for some time. There is a slight hint of dry bitterness in the aftertaste, but It was covered by a sweet maple syrup and honeysuckle flavor. This tea stands up well against multiple steeping. The brew kept consistently sweet and full bodied. This was delicious, and a great start to my puerh binge. The qi was slow starting, but it came over and kept me up. I loved this, and I am so happy to be able to try this before its debut.
Flavors: Fruity, Maple Syrup, Oak wood, Sap, Sweet, warm grass