Even though none of the flavours of this moonlight white are particularly uncommon, I found the combination fairly unusual. In any case it is very tasty. The overarching theme is provided by the various shades of sweet, with a fight between floral/hay and malty/fruit notes.
The dry leaves smell of books and haystacks. The aroma becomes quite strange in a preheated gaiwan. I get coconut macaroons and cognac, but I recognize even that is very far from what it actually smells like. Wet leaves don’t have such a distinctive smell, it is mostly floral and woody. As for the liquor itself, the dominant aroma is that of fruit blossoms.
As I mentioned, the taste is sweet, but remains balanced for most of the session. The main notes are malt, dried fruit (dates), sandalwood, molasses and dry grass. There is a light sourness and the late infusions remind me of Himalayan black teas with a decent astringency and a mixture of grassy, floral, fruity (blackberry, lychee) and malty tones. Aftertaste is subtle and the only new flavour is the one of white peach, which is probably a variant of the fruit blossom one.
All in all, I can definitely recommend this tea, especially given the very friendly price. It has a lot of caffeine and a thick, although not too exciting mouthfeel. From the 6g, I got 9 pretty strong 90ml infusions, which is really good too.
Flavors: Alcohol, Astringent, Blackberry, Coconut, Cookie, Dates, Dry Grass, Floral, Fruity, Hay, Lychee, Malt, Molasses, Orange Blossom, Paper, Peach, Sour, Sweet, Wood