91 Tasting Notes
Not bad, but there are better Wuyi teas from YS….
Nose; peaches, roasted grain, alfalfa, light cardamon, light floral, toasty.
Palate; a bit watery ( I tried a few different temps. and times, etc. and this characteristic was still there ), light peach, wheat toast, cardamon, limestone, delicate — similar to Rou Gui.
Now this is Rou Gui! The nicest one that I have had out of 5.
Nose; light gardenia, mineral note, light spice, slight vegetal — spinach or toasted nori.
palate; Round, floral and mineral notes, limestone, nice sweet cinnamon toast that got more pronounced in later steeps, slight vegetal note, light tannins.
Nice tea with a slightly different profile from the typical.
Nose; light floral, honey, sweet potato, slight koh ( incense ).
Palate; more delicate than most, sweet potato, butter, slight umami, almost a dancong sweetness and a light mineral character.
Another great tea from YS!
Nose; strong floral ( like you know someone poured water on the leaves in the next room! ), gardenia, osmanthus, lychee, redwood, slight spinach, spice note, slight turkish delight
Palate; oranges, sugar, mineral note, lychee, osmanthus, slight sandalwood, slight herbal, slight pear, round.
I don’t have much experience with white teas, and most groups, say for instance Bai Mudan, or most of the silver needle teas, taste very similar to me even from different vendors. This one really stood out for me though.
Nose; Blood orange, honeydew, light hay, clover, bergamont ( for you earl grey lovers ), red raspberry.
Palate; mandarin orange, clover honey, sweet grass, peach, lime, very nice finish and throat.