5 Tasting Notes
This tea and I have a strong connection. I have an affiniTEA for this tea. Very well balanced flavors. The Cha Qi is where this tea shines in my opinion though. At one point in the session I felt like my head was expanding and my skull had enlarged 5 times its original size. This is a must try from Crimson Lotus.
Flavors: Artichoke, Asparagus, Bamboo, Bark, Bok Choy, Cannabis, Compost, Cut grass, Dark Wood, Decayed wood, Earth
Incredible example of Jingmai tea. Mouthfeel is light but full bodied. I taste well balanced flavors in here. From my experience with other teas, this is noticeably old tree material. The brew carries forth slow and steady cha qi and at its climax is floral and elevated with orchid flower notes. I described the taste of this tea to a friend while we were drinking: “This tea tastes like a bitter tree leaf that was dipped in orchid flower essence water mixed with coconut oil and then shaken off.” Great job Farmerleaf I’m continually impressed.
Flavors: Bamboo, Bok Choy, Cactus Flowers, Coconut, Grass, Marshmallow, Orchid