I’m reviewing the Spring 2018 Batch of tea.
The first brew was about 2.5 minutes @ 208F.
The aroma is light smoke with a somewhat earthy undertone (leather? wood). The flavor follows the same genre — it starts off with a light smokey flavor with hints of nuts. There’s a mineral finish. Frankly, the 1st infusion reminds me of a very mild whiskey. It has a very mild mouthfeel.
I checked the Yunnan Sourcing notes on this, and it describes a flower aroma, which I didn’t smell at the 1st infusion. The 2nd infusion brought out more of the floral flavor although the aroma remained the same. I’ll try this again at much longer brew times.
Overall, it’s not a bad tea. I think there are better out there from this region.
Flavors: Floral, Mineral, Nutty, Smoke