This tea could definitely pass as a low elevation Taiwanese jade oolong. Even though the Qing Xin character is there, I also found it to be somewhat reminiscent of Si Ji Chun (in terms of its florals) and Jin Xuan (with respect to a mild milky taste varietals.
The tea is quite tasty, but honestly not too memorable. The taste profile is predominately sweet and vegetal with underlying grassy florals that come to the fore in the cooling aftertaste. The most unusual note I get is a watermelon flavour. The liquor is medium-bodied with a slightly drying finish, but not in an abrasive way.
In terms of the aroma, dry leaves exude notes of fruit tree flowers and wine cellar, while the wet ones smell very much like Taiwanese mountain oolongs – just more grassy. There is also a hint of celery in the otherwise sweet and floral aroma.
Interestingly, the cha qi is more aggressive and multi-faceted than the average Taiwanese tea. As for some specifics, I really like the mind clarity it induces. There is also a tingling sensation in the feet that I get sometimes.
With more complexity in taste and a more interesting texture, this would have been an exceptional tea – the way it stands it is ideal for neither casual nor focused drinking. Nevertheless, the price is about right for what it offers.
Flavors: Celery, Floral, Fruit Tree Flowers, Grass, Melon, Milk, Sweet, Vegetal