I got this as a very kind sample with an order at Teas and More in Titusville, Florida, my old hometown.
I have a hard time with yellow teas, but this one was a pleasant surprise. The corn husk notes and water chestnut notes were the most prominent as well as the umami and watercress aftertaste that you get in this variety, purples, greens, and shengs, but it was offset by a viscous and creamy texture and a really nice vanilla note. The peony florals and the corn notes made it very similar to a white silver needle, but the watercress and bamboo notes made it a little closer to a green or purple tea in terms of taste.
I’m not sure if I would buy this variety often, but I did enjoy this one for how fresh and creamy it was and I thank William for doing such a good job with picking this one out. I will be sad when I finish this one off.