Tasting note 8,888 – that’s a fun number!!
Gongfu from earlier today!
I don’t tend to love bamboo teas but I really love chenpi so I decided to take the risk and order this tea; I’m glad I did – I was blown away by how much I loved it this morning/early afternoon.
It’s rich, pretty smooth and very earthy/mushroom-y but still has a sweetness to it. Strangely, sometimes I feel as though I’m actually getting toasted marshmallow notes from the steeps, especially in the sweetness that lingers in the back of the throat after swallowing. The chenpi/orange notes are lovely too; consistent throughout the sip with forefront sweetness and a pleasant medicinal undertone. This feels very complex to me, and I can tell it’s going to be something I gravitate towards often…
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eE8fcoUYLs