This is the one that came with another mini cake of Mengsong Black Tea (not with a couple little balls) – June maybe? Just tried a couple sessions with this tea out. It’s pretty tasty! I agree with another reviewer that this one tastes quite a bit like a green tea. Not too surprising as it’s a baby sheng. It’s definitely not a green tea though – much more body than I’ve ever gotten out of a green tea. Though, I suppose I’ve never used boiling water with this ratio of tea for a green…hmm. Might be an interesting experiment.
Anywho, early steeps were thick and grassy with a sweet vegetal beany note. As I steeped it out, it got thicker, to the point where I would describe it as creamy, and the grassy character dropped off a bit. It did get slightly bitter a few times, but never to an offensive level. I found it smooth and intensely creamy – carrying a thickness I’ve still yet to experience in anything besides W2T’s offerings. This continued steadily for around 6 or 7 more steeps, giving me maybe a dozen or so total. The final couple tasted more steeped out, and had a kind of high-chlorophyll grassy taste to them again.
I really need to get out the cake of Mengsong Black that came with this, but I’m having too much fun with my Jianshui teapot that I’m just using for sheng! Hopefully I’ll get to it soon!
Flavors: Beany, Creamy, Grass, Thick, Vegetal