This was such a pleasant roast. The dry leaf consists of long crimson and dark brown leaves. The give off a very fragrant char and fruit aroma. I placed a generous amount into my warmed gaiwan and gave them a shake. The aroma was even deeper than the Tree counterpart. The scent was like raisins and roasted peaches. It was a deep ember like scent. I washed the leaves once and prepared for brewing. The taste is wonderful. The liquor is a lot lighter than I anticipated. This roast tea is not overwhelming charred. There is still a lot of green and sweet character still in this brew. The flavor is not as complex as Qilan Trees, but it is still very potent. The aroma began as a roast and ash, but it formed into plums and sweet nickel. The tea has a very rocky flavor. The taste is full of minerals and covered with sweet peach. The best part of this tea is simply the aroma. My tea room has a lingering rocky and fruit aroma that continues to stay put. I’ve even washed and put all my teaware away, and the scent still stays. Personally, the Qilan Trees is my favorite, but this is a beautifully roasted oolong that I will certainty treasure.
Flavors: Char, Fruity, Green, Mineral, Peach, Roasted, Sweet