This is a cool looking tea. The leaves are super soft and bright gold with long thin tendrils. The aroma is quite nice with Sweet honey and yellow fruits. I feel that this scent reminds me of jignmai puer; except this has a lot higher intensity of scents. I warm up my gaiwan and slip some inside. I brewed this normal at first, then I increased to rather heavy. The warmed gold threads give off a hearty bbq ribs aroma with some high savory notes. I can also hint at some burnt sugar. I washed the leaves once and prepared for brewing. The taste begins soft and woody. I can pick up some light astringency. The body is fairly thick with a decent hearty sweetness. The flavor is lasting and a long sweet aftertaste. The brew goes down quite easily, and it is a nice smooth drinker. However, the brew does get quite stale bitter after about four steeps. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it!
Flavors: Apricot, Burnt Sugar, Floral, Honey, Nectar, Smoke, Smooth, Sweet, Wood