I’m finally rating it, and its between 85-90 for me. For those of you who have not read the previous note about this one, it’s very similar to a Baozhong with some baked characteristics. It’s got the mainstays of lilac and orchid with some vanilla, nutty hints, perhaps gardenia, and definitely some green bean, butter, and watercress notes. Minerals tends to develop in the longer steeps gong fu or western, and there is a little bit of swamp plant aromatics to it from the watercress notes. Brewing the tea shorter helps alleviate the notes, but they can be pleasantly sour when done right. I would recommend this one as unique experience from America, and although the general profile remains the same, there are some shifts in notes from florals, to green, and minerals that make it unique, and it is a little bit more savory than other Baozhong’s I’ve had. I think tea snobs should try it to give America a chance.
Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Floral, Green Beans, Mineral, Orchids, Plants