Just finished up my first session. The dry leaf is actually pretty unique with a very clean refreshing aroma of petrichor and spearmint. Wet, it loses the spearmint but the petrichor holds strong with additions of brown sugar and clean damp wood deep in the forest. Taste opens up with petrichor, wood, and a mineral vegetal taste (similar to tastes brought out by Jianshui clay). As I get more steepings in the vegetal taste becomes more mineral and then dry wood. Medicinal tastes pop up occasionally and when pushed in later infusions the tea isn’t sweet though still not bitter. The mouthfeel is great – slippery and oily right off the bat with just enough astringency to produce tingling. Overall, I’m pleasantly surprised. The later infusions do lack a bit of complexity but this is a huangpian and the earlier infusions are not lacking in any way.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Mineral, Petrichor, Wood

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