[Spring 2018 harvest]
This is a tea I received from tperez, thanks mate! I didn’t get a chance to try it fresh yet, but it seems to be the kind of green tea that stores relatively well. The dry leaves exude a light aroma that is reminiscent of sheng, meadow and various vegetables. In a preheated pot, I get more of a moss/mushroom kind of smell.
The taste is quite smooth, juicy and floral with a nice bitter finish. There are notes of grass, unripe apricots, elderberry flowers and dandelion. The tea indeed performs well even 1 year after harvest, being neither flat nor overly astringent. In the aftertaste I detect new flavours of bark, pattypan squash, edamame and fermented fruits.
The mouthfeel is creamy I’d say and fairly thick for a green tea. Overall, I enjoy this tea a lot for casual drinking, it is quite forgiving as far as brewing parameter are concerned as well. Oh, and thanks to its needle like shape, it is very pretty when brewed in glass too.
Flavors: Apricot, Bark, Beany, Bitter, Dandelion, Floral, Flowers, Forest Floor, Fruity, Grass, Moss, Mushrooms, Pumpkin, Tart, Tea, Vegetables, Vegetal