3 Tasting Notes
honestly, i just bought this tea, because the wrapper looked very appealing, and of course the description sounded amazing.
after already sessioned the tea today, i decided to do another session to get deeper into it and write a small review.
the description of CLT is pretty spot on. i feel like theres is some fruitiness of darker berries and spice (curcuma?) on the wet leaf present too.
the tea soup has a nice golden liquor and feels pretty thick. there is a tiny bitterness that immediately transforms into a honey-floral-like sweetness. Jasmine is definitely noticeable. nice hui gan.
the blend of multiple years gives the tea a wonderful balance. by looking at the infused leaves, its pretty hard to determine the age an proportions. but even the oldest material wont be over ~5 years i guess.
decent tea. definetly worth a try and surely interesting to let age that thing!
edit: bought a tong now! ;)
Flavors: Floral, Hay, Honey, Jasmine, Spices, Sweet, warm grass
Got a free sample of 2 planet yiwu dragonballs with an order from CLT. its beautiful to get free samples from some suppliers. Thanks for that!
I used a 150ml Gaiwan with a Dragonball, gave it two rinses and finally opened it up by hands. The aroma was actually awsome! Fruity, floral, sweet and a tiny smokieness in a beautiful balance. I mainly got lime, sour plum and honey on my nose.
This tea keeps going for ever. I felt like doing a dozen flash steeps.
First infusion was about 95degrees, but decided to lower the temperature to 90 degrees for the first few flash steeps. The Soup is thick even after several steeps and actually changes during the session. As mentioned in a review before, I also get the drying sensation on the tongue – which i wouldnt call unpleasant. it rather makes you feel like drinking more of that tea. during the session i kept on smelling the wet leafes and the camphor really came out after the 4th steep – something that i havent known from younger shengs yet. after the session i got the apricot and stone fruits in the mouth. really nice :)!
could steep this tea for ever!
Definitely worth a try!
Flavors: Almond, Apple, Apricot, Camphor, Citrus, Hazelnut, Honey, Mineral, Nutmeg, Stonefruits, Wood