This is a unique tea in my collection, which means I end up drinking it often. There are a lot of different aromas present here. The dry leaves have a fruity, medicinal smell (blackberries), while the scent of the wet leaves has notes of leather, coffee shops, petrichor, barn, plant seeds and raspberries. And the empty cup actually smells of honey, not unlike a sheng would, although here it’s a sweeter and less floral aroma.
The taste is earthy and savoury, with just a touch of sweetness and a bitter finish. As it cools down, it becomes more tangy and citrusy. The aftertaste is quite medicinal and slighly cooling. Body of the liquor is medium and the mouthfeel is silky and lubricating. With some further aging, this should become a really elegant tea, right now it’s still a bit rough around the edges, which is not necessarily a downside. That depends on what you are looking for.
Flavors: Barnyard, Bitter, Blackberry, Citrusy, Coffee, Earth, Fruity, Honey, Leather, Medicinal, Peat, Petrichor, Plants, Raspberry, Tangy