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After seeing all the positive ratings, I gave this one another couple of runthroughs to see if I was missing something. I don’t think I am, though. While it’s not offensive in any way, and has a pleasant sweetness and a little huigan, this is just not a great tea at the moment. There’s very little in the way of distinctive flavor, very little lasting mouthfeel, and almost no bitterness at all. Slightly sour. Nice and relaxing at least, but I think I’ll drink through the rest of this when I want to conserve samples.
W2T ruyao gaiwan, boiling water, flash brews. First and second tries were 5g leaf, third was 7.5g.

Flavors: Honey

mrmopar

I tried this and would say it needs to age a bit. I may pick one up and bring it out in 5 years from storage and see how it is.

Z_LAMP

Yeah, I got it as a free sample with my last YS order. I’m not quite discerning enough to know what makes for good aging, but I could see it improving this… If it doesn’t, at least it was cheap. I should probably set up for aging once I’ve sampled a few more things (W2T order I just placed) - broken minifridge + hygrometer + cigar humidifiers can’t cost -that much and I imagine I’m missing out on a lot by only being able to deal with “drink now” stuff. I’d like to see how that 2013 Spirit of Tea or the GMX Banpen turns out in a few years…

Z_LAMP

…oh dear, I guess I’m not used to the formatting on this site. That strikethrough shouldn’t be there.

mrmopar

I think I know what you meant to say. You will probably like the W2T stuff. Paul finds some good things.

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mrmopar

I tried this and would say it needs to age a bit. I may pick one up and bring it out in 5 years from storage and see how it is.

Z_LAMP

Yeah, I got it as a free sample with my last YS order. I’m not quite discerning enough to know what makes for good aging, but I could see it improving this… If it doesn’t, at least it was cheap. I should probably set up for aging once I’ve sampled a few more things (W2T order I just placed) - broken minifridge + hygrometer + cigar humidifiers can’t cost -that much and I imagine I’m missing out on a lot by only being able to deal with “drink now” stuff. I’d like to see how that 2013 Spirit of Tea or the GMX Banpen turns out in a few years…

Z_LAMP

…oh dear, I guess I’m not used to the formatting on this site. That strikethrough shouldn’t be there.

mrmopar

I think I know what you meant to say. You will probably like the W2T stuff. Paul finds some good things.

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