I made it through another week at work. It was stressful and exhausting. I said
a lot of things I probably shouldn’t have. All in all, it really was an ok week given the circumstances. Today is a day of continued spring cleaning. I’m melting my brain with Spongebob in the background because I do what I want.
In the process of sipdowns, this has been my daily driver for the work week. This Yunnan yellow tea basically has little life left with 3 years of age. It’s now very mildly fruity and sweet with subdued umami. Is it oxidation that has brought out more of the mellow malty and chocolate tones? A butter-cream flavor and thickness has developed on the swallow. Other than the swallow, the body is much lighter than it used to be and the astringency has nearly disappeared. The minty cooling effect is still prominent and felt throughout my whole body, especially the underboob :) Sustained caffeination. The dry and wet leaf and bud sets are a beautiful sight.
Do yourself a favor and consume quickly your yellow teas. I can’t emphasize how mild this is compared to when I first opened the bag.
Flavors: Banana, Bitter, Butter, Butterscotch, Cocoa, Cream, Dry Grass, Fruity, Malt, Mango, Metallic, Tropical, Wheat