[Spring 2019 harvest]
This green tea is very sencha-like, both in terms of appearance and the flavours. It is also very reminiscent of the other Laoshan greens, but with stronger sourness I think.
The aroma is lightly fishy with notes of cookies, freshly cut grass, soy beans, and carrot cake. First infusion yields a sweet, crisp, creamy and flowery tea. The subsequent one then get much more vegetal. The taste profile is a nice mix of sweet, umami, and sour with flavours of grass, peas, chard, vanilla, and lettuce. In the aftertaste I further get notes like nutmeg, plant stems and courgette flowers. Mouthfeel is quite nice too – creamy and bubbly.
Flavors: Cake, Cookie, Cream, Creamy, Fishy, Flowers, Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Lettuce, Nutmeg, Peas, Plant Stems, Pleasantly Sour, Soybean, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal, Zucchini