A very approachable red tea with complex aroma and taste. Needs a longer first steep to awaken the leaf when made in a small teapot. Also good steeped western. Rich osmanthus in the nose; luscious tropical fruit flavors mixed with cacao-cocoa, malt and cedar; tenacious aftertaste. Energy flows throughout the body and pushes outward.
This tea has many similarities to my favorite Yunnan wild red tea https://steepster.com/teas/the-essence-of-tea/100896-2022-spring-da-xue-shan-wild-red-tea but it’s not as potent or pungent and is maybe a little flatter in taste. It does have that sweet and comforting cocoa and sweet potato presence of Fengqing red teas, though. Woodier than the Da Xue Shan.
Flavors: Baby Powder, Banana, Cacao, Cedar, Cocoa, Floral, Fruity, Grapes, Malt, Mango, Orange Blossom, Osmanthus, Passion Fruit, Peach, Red Fruits, Resin, Strawberry, Sweet Potatoes, Tropical, Woody