Hmm, I’m not really sure how to rate this one. It’s my second YS Qing Mei Shan that I’ve tried, and I don’t think the flavor profile is really for me. This one had some sweetness for sure, but they are also quite savory teas, with a lot of mushroomy and nutty flavor to them. It has a lot of strength to it – one of the first teas to make my stomach feel a bit upset when I drank it on a slightly empty stomach.
It’s got a lot of nice aspects to it, including a nice sugar-cane sweet finish in many steeps, along with a creamy, mouth-coating texture. I just don’t really like that heavy savory aspect to it. My sample was also pretty broken up, so I think I got treated to a little bit more astringency than the tea would normally yield.
Flavors: Moss, Mushrooms, Nutty, Sugarcane, Sweet