i haven’t reviewed a tea in what seems like ages. But I do have a backlog, including a few pu-erhs, my first pu-erh reviews! Life gets in the way. Children, school, work, plotting my tea-empire, learning german and then a lot of teas I’ve been drinking have been poor quality.
I’m starting to suffer from tea-paralysis; I don’t know what to drink the morning now. Too many teas to choose from. Yea, I know, first world tea-drinker problems eh?
This tea is delicious, not the best tieguanyin, that honour goes to a tieguanyin we got as a sample from one of our suppliers. This is up there though. Amazingly complex flavours, no bitterness, silky smooth mouth feel. There are floral orchid notes, but not over-powering. There is a lovely vegetal quality to this tea as well. If I had to sum this tea up it would be by saying that this is fantastic reference point for what this type of tea should taste like. There are better, and there are far, far worse. But it would be foolish for you to think that this tea is only an average teiguanyin, it is not.
Wonderful tea, would drink every day.