An interesting dancong! I got the 2022 harvest of this tea from my recent TeaVivre order, and while it has a lot of unique and interesting properties, this tea has a few downfalls too. The leaf of this tea looks immaculate, with an interesting character and uniqueness when brewed. Smooth and complex texture that changes between steeps, with a rising and unique aftertaste accompanied by a developing bitey finish. While the flavour was overall pleasant and quite decent, it lacked complexity and strength, treading the line between delicate and intense (which leaves me feeling meh about the tea). The aroma was generally weak, albeit pleasant, and the longevity and cha-qi of this tea has much to be desired. Overall, a decent tea that would need much more in terms of quality to really be worthy of a “Nonpareil” title.
Flavors: Blood Orange, Cardboard, Citrus Zest, Creamy, Floral, Fruit Punch, Honey, Lychee, Nutty, Smooth, Soy Sauce, Tangy