[Spring 2021 harvest]
Marvelous looking, delicate leaves with lots of hair here. It’s an exceptionally elegant tea with a silky full body and a resolute chest warming cha qi.
Initially, I get a nutty, floral and meaty scent which becomes vegetal later – a bit like chard.
The taste profile has vegetal backbone reminiscent of thistles and fiddleheads, as well as some floral and tart carambola notes. Subsequently, protracted sweetness comes to the fore, while mild vanilla and black pepper notes linger in the background.
It’s not a cheap tea, but a fresh green tea of this quality is hard not to appreciate for me.
Flavors: Black Pepper, Floral, Sweet, Tart, Vanilla, Vegetal