This is a fairly mellow, low-toned Yiwu sheng. Woody, forest floor dark feel mixed with plummy caramel sweetness. Body warmth and menthol cooling arrive quickly with the second steep. Later steeps become woody-bitter, lightly acidic-metallic and mouth-watering. The aftertaste is certainly the strength of this tea. It mostly a dry powdery, bittersweet violet with very long-lasting retronasal action. At times the aftertaste also presented with Juicy Fruit gum, honeydew-cucumber and blueberry skin florality — delightful. I’m not too drawn to this tea currently, but I could see it aging into a reliable daily drinker.
Flavors: Blueberry, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Cherry, Cucumber, Dark Bittersweet, Dry Grass, Drying, Forest Floor, Herbs, Honey, Honeydew, Menthol, Metallic, Mineral, Plums, Violet, Wood