A very Complex Green Tea worth muliple infusions. Gong Fu style is enjoyable, but I tend to brew this one western style with A LOT of leaf. Aromatics of steamed spinach, steamed cabbage, with a bit of a nuttiness to it. The taste itself transforms through multiple infusions. The first infusion I did at 175f with about 5g of leaf gave me those vegetable notes mentioned in the aromatics. The second steeping at the same temperature gave me the same, giving way to a bit more nuttiness and a fuller body. The last infusion at 195f steeped for 4 minutes completely transformed it in a thicker textured tea with sweeter notes meeting a brothy kind of tea. The perfect amount of astringency throughout, and very hard to over-steep. This is by far the most enjoyable Chinese Green i’ve ever had. The Theanine hit was immediate in the first infusion, relaxing me completely.
The body/heady sensation is a very calm alertness. I very much enjoy this tea, and for the price point, it’s a must have.
I’d tried it Gong Fu style in my gaiwan as well. It draws out the experience, starting vegetale, moving into a nuttiness, and then a sweetness through the infusions. It’s a fascinating tea.
Flavors: Brussels Sprouts, Cashew, Spinach, Sweet Corn