mmm this is just perfect in the evening. It tastes similar to an aged white (think aged moonlight white or aged shou mei). Minerals, vegetal (but not grassy), light aged flavour. It resembles tea closely due to the fact that this plant is a close relative of the tea plant. Dried autumn leaf pile (dried elm and oak leaves), something in the aftertaste is spicy…like black licorice and pepper. Kind of like tulsi I guess? Bamboo, raisins, this tea is super complex and it changes with every sip! Some “spicy” notes, some umami, some nutty/aged flavour. It is well rounded.
Very moist mouthfeel. Resteeps well. Gongfu or western style works. Grandpa style produces equally tasty results.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Bamboo, Mineral, Nutty, Raisins, Spicy, Tulsi, Umami, Vegetal