When I opened the bag it smelled like the forest with hints of something that reminded me of Anisette waffle cookies. Brewed this gongfu style.
I want to assert this is an interesting tea with a lot of depth. However, the flavors overall weren’t to my own liking. You may love this.
1st Steep: I’m getting a slight floral scent, maybe marigolds. Along with a slight sweetness. The wet leaves smell a bit mossy (I mean that in a good way).
2nd Steep: The leaves wake up a bit more and the flowers get more powerful.
3rd Steep: The floral taste remains the same as the brew gets sweeter. It becomes more clear to be a honey flavor. I sense hints of citrus to.
4th Steep: A sense of astringency comes out now that the leaves are fully open. All other flavors remain. The mouth turns a bit dry after the swallow.
I went on longer. The flavors above all remained for many steeps. 10+ easily. Overall the flavors weren’t really to my liking. However it is an interesting tea with a lot of complexity. I do recommend it despite the score I gave it.
Flavors: Astringent, Citrusy, Flowers, Forest Floor, Honey, Moss, Sweet, Thick