This is the most obviously throaty tea I have ever sampled. It produces a very noticeable ‘pooling’ feeling at the top of the throat, as if the tea were physically sitting there. If you concentrate, you can feel the tea enter your chest and expand.
Its taste is quite soft overall, but the tea definitely possesses strength that manifests in astringency when pushed. I would describe the flavor as a light floral bitterness with just a tinge of those sort of ‘barnyard’ tastes. There is a very interesting cured meat smell on the gaiwan lid that doesn’t come out in the flavor.
Huigan is slow to build, but very apparent after several steeps. Quite excellent tea.