Spring 2019 harvest.
I didn’t realize until I sat down to log this tasting note that I had ordered this tea once before. But it’s okay because that was back when I didn’t have an appreciation for dragonwell nor understood how to brew it properly.
For a tea that’s sat in cold storage for 8 months, this has held up remarkably well. The aroma that this tea presents is a nutty, creamy mixture of chestnut, asparagus, and buttered green beans. The brewed tea starts with a vegetal-wheatgrass like flavor quite similar to matcha. Notes of Napa cabbage, asparagus, and green beans appear as the tea continues to steep. It’s strong, full-bodied, and has a very savory flavor. Very drinkable but not as sublime as the higher end Shi Feng dragonwells I had last year. In fairness I didn’t drink it at peak freshness so who knows how good it might have been.
Flavors: Asparagus, Chestnut, Creamy, Grass, Nutty, Vegetal