I bought this tea for a friend looking for some good green oolongs for a fair price and kept some for myself. I feel like the tea shines in its aroma with strong and fairly complex fragrance. The taste has a strong umami and is very grassy. I find it to be much easier to (drink and) enjoy than most Tie Guan Yin. The sourness in the back of the mouth is there in long steeps, but much less so.
The smell of the dry leaves is milky, sweet and green with some mild notes of cookies and sauteed vegetables. In a preheated gaiwan, it smells of cut grass and vegetable soup, while from the wet leaves I get aromas of roasted chicken, fresh herbs and celery. As I mentioned the taste is predominately grassy, but has quite a bit going on in the background too. It has a brothy flavour and a nice nutty finish. Aftertaste is slightly drying and warming in the throat. There’s notes of sweet grass and celery, but over time it becomes a bit more floral. The mouthfeel is silky and smooth, but not very remarkable.
Flavors: Broth, Celery, Cookie, Grass, Green, Herbs, Milk, Nutty, Roasted Chicken, Sweet, Umami, Vegetable Broth, Vegetables, Vegetal