Just finished an amazing session of my sample of Special Sauce by Crimson Lotus Tea courtesy of Liquid Proust. Before the rest of my post, go buy a bing of this – only about 5 are in stock and it is totally worth it! The leaf of this is very nice looking, loosely compressed which suits my horrible skills with breaking apart tea. The aroma of the dry leaf is sweet and floral with the signature Liquid Proust storage aroma which is a nice musky mustiness. Wet, the aroma is very similar but sweeter. Taste is similar to the aroma – sweet, musky, and floral. Sweetness really, really lingers in the mouth and there is heavy presence in the throats right off the bat. Qi is very hard hitting, warmth and tingling around temples and sinuses started on my 3rd cup. Highly, highly recommended. Glen says that Slumbering Dragon has a similar musky floral character so I’ve got to check that out next. For some reason I thought it was a ye sheng purple so I’ve been avoiding buying a sample.
Flavors: Floral, Sweet