this is a bold tea. Funky on the nose: wet dog’s hair. And there is a lot going on taste-wise: metallic, sour, rust, autumn leaf pile. But there is also some pear, apricot and spiciness.
The young shou was mixed with some old material and the blending was a success. This tea reminds me of a big-boned puppy: rough, awkward, over the top with the ebullience but unquestionably charming and promising to turn into an impressive big dog in the future.
Which is to a nice way to say that it needs to age. Still, it has a lot of character – as is typical with the white2tea blends.
Flavors: Apricot, Autumn Leaf Pile, Fishy, Metallic, Pear, Sour, Spicy, Sweet