2 Tasting Notes
In fact I have a 2018 version of this tea, and it’s a rare gem with a unique and unusual flavour profile. Material similar to yabao material, very unusual to see a black tea made of it. Loads of flavour, highly aromatic, flowery, fruity and woody, dominant notes for me are rose petals, chestnut honey, poplar leaves and cedarwood. Moderate astringency but not without some bitterness. Somewhat reminiscent to oriental beauty oolong. Would recommend shorter initial steeps than usual. Probably not to everyone’s liking but I just love it.
Good well-balanced ripe puerh with plenty of buds. Plenty of wood and camphora, some dried fruits, buckweet honey. Good mouthfeel, nice long lasting aftertaste. Reasonable longevity. Nothing extraordinary but very solid. Received a trial size pack as a gift from YS, may order a cake next time. Thanks to YS – and I guess it’s a good marketing idea to give away the trial packs.