This is another tea that my lovely coworker brought back with her during her recent Vancouver trip – it was the first from Cultivate that I tried, and I actually brewed it up Gongfu for three of us to share. We got a good twelve or so steeps – but I did stack them two at a time so that I had enough steeped tea in the cha hai to fill all of our cups at once…
Not only is the loose leaf appearance absolutely breathtaking, but the tea was rich and nuanced as well!! Quite sweet with a viscous and coating mouthfeel, we all felt like this tea had distinct dense, sticky maple notes and a strong woody character. I experienced notes of overripe black cherry juices, and buckwheat honey as well. It was a remarkable tea session to end the day on, though I wish the leaf would have had just a smidge more longevity.
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2oDxnNtllM