I was skeptical about this tea, for I thought it was solely for a collector’s item. However, I decided to not judge a book by its cover (or a tea by its nei fei) and give it a shot. Regrettably, I immediately caught the scent of cigarette smoke from the warmed leaves. The steeped leaves gave off the scent as well. I disregarded this scent and did not let it influence the review. The taste is actually very good. The initial sip is sweet and smooth. I detected a very slight bitterness in the brew. I was picking up notes of honey, grass, nectar, and honeysuckle. This was a nice smooth daily drinker. The huigan was pretty thick and lasted well after brewing. The qi was spectacular. I had already has some puerh previous, so I was beginning to double stack the qi. Needless to say, I needed to take a break from the tea session. This gives a nice a chest warming feeling and a stimulating head buzzing. I really liked this tea, and I’m glad that I got some. The taste is smooth and steady, and the qi is nice day starter.
Flavors: Grass, Herbaceous, Honey, Honeysuckle, Nectar