Gongfu Sipdown (1455)!
Wow – this is one of those teas that, when you look at the tasting notes on the Steepster page, really takes you for one hell of a wild ride.
Anyway, I have to thank Togo for gifting this sample – it’s one of many Yunnan Sourcing samples he gave me in early August and I’ve been greatly enjoying going through them and expanding my familiarity with YS’s teas.
This was one of those sessions where I kind of feel like I’m in a jungle thanks to all the surrounding plants! This shou is really nice though; it’s a great combination of very thick and wet soil notes like soaked forest undergrowth after a heavy rainfall mixed with dense syrupy sweet elements like fig paste, dates, and molasses. Occasionally a little like oatmeal. It’s such a curious accord of brothy flavours and heavy sweetness/starch. I’ve been steeping very casually in between different working from home tasks this afternoon and a couple times I’ve forgotten I had tea still steeping in the gaiwan – so it’s forgiving and long lasting as well!! All around pretty solid!