Gongfu Sipdown (1372)!
The dry leaf aroma was so interesting to me; chocolate covered peanuts and a big hit of freshly mowed summer grass. Most of those notes also translate into the infusions as well, with greener top notes of the same hot summer grass and complimentary notes of dill and cannabis. The body is a bit more nutty and mineral, with notes of lightly roasted chicory root, salted peanuts, semi-sweet dark chocolate, and alfalfa grass all throughout the session. The first few steeps also had a starchy green banana note as well. This is a really interesting oolong tea and I half wish I had more than just this tea sample because it’s an interesting one to wrap my head around!
Need to try more Ban Tian Yao – this may have been my first one? It’s not a style of yancha that I’ve seen widely available and it was very cool!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMEFtbf-FFA&ab_channel=RainbowKittenSurprise