An evening pot of this found tea from one of Liquid Proust’s Taobao group buys long ago.
Unassuming little nuggets at first — not surprising considering the age and lack of any roast on the nose. Palm sugar aroma. Fairly thin and cleansing body. I get a sweetness akin to molasses in taste but not texture. Gives way to light notes of soy sauce and lemon peel (oddly specific: Sadaf brand crushed dried lemon), both of which bloom stongly and brightly in the finish along with a floweriness reminiscent of plumeria. Leaves a nice sour tieguanyin aftertaste and a hint of cooling. Those brewed leaves sure do want to escape the pot!
Reminds me a lot of Japanese goishicha! However, this is so much more mellow and less complex. Easily drinkable, no fuss tea. Practically no caffeine so great for after dinner.
Flavors: Bright, Brown Sugar, Lemon, Molasses, Paper, Pleasantly Sour, Plumeria, Raspberry, Soy Sauce, Thin, Traditional Chinese Medicine