WHOA dirt! or is that ‘earth’…Either way, not much sweetness.
95ml F1 shuiping yixing, 6gis not sweet, but totally earthy, nearly dirt. A bit of wet wood, wet leather. The leaves are very brown when dry, but the spent wet leaves still some green to them. Kind of slimy too. This tea got a little astringent/tannic on the palate when pushed, and I can tell this could benefit from both additional aging and some airing out. Storage is definitely present, but not foul.
It started to make me tea drunk so I backed off. But otherwise, not much kuwei or chaqi, and the taste I just couldn’t get past. all-in-all this wasn’t my cup of tea. I just didn’t enjoy it. But if earth is your profile this is a decent tea…but its sold out…so this review is kind of useless and I could say blah blah blah here and it wouldn’t matter anyway. I guess I’ll hang onto the remaining sample as a good reference tea of HK storage.