This is a loosely Mao Feng style green tea (although it seems like a bit later picking), which is nevertheless quite unique. The dry leaf aroma especially is most unusual. Notes such as sawdust, tobacco, fish sauce, seaweed, dill, pulled pork, roasted pumpkin seeds, and courgette flowers all appear in the mix. Wet leaves throw in green bell pepper scent too, but the overall complexity is dialed down.
The taste is predominately vegetal, as well as savoury and bitter with a touch of earthiness. Flavours of sand, anchovies, clean smoke and cheese again show that this is not an average green tea. The more standard ones include spinach and cream. The aftertaste is mostly sweet and buttery.
I also like the mouthfeel a fair bit – the liquor is oily and full bodied and definitely above average in that regard.
Flavors: Bitter, Butter, Cream, Earth, Fishy, Green Bell Peppers, Pumpkin, Sand, Sawdust, Seaweed, Smoke, Spinach, Sweet, Thick, Tobacco, Vegetal