this tea comes off as mild in astringency/bitterness. its creamy/buttery i find; i often like teas like this, but sometimes i want the hard “sour-ish” taste. i went into this wanting the sour but got soft flavor.. which i dont mind at all.

the liquor is a nice deep amber color on the 2nd steep. some astringency appears, but not much, just enough to feel activity on the tongue. im feeling surprisingly lit up with qi already- right behind the eyes and in my face. it smells similar to what the inside of a ping-pong ball smells like. my nose is starting to run.

3rd steep and yea theres something medicinal about this one, chemical and milk combined, and probably some sort of dry dry hay or pale grass where it hasnt rained in almost a month in the dead of summer and the heat seems to radiate up from the ground. take that and add some dandelions for florals and you have 2004 Yangpinhao.

good enough but i dont expect to buy this one again.


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