What a beautiful tea this is. It blends many fruity and floral notes into a deliciously sweet and spicy profile. It is very good even when it cools down. Dry leaf smells of tobacco (without any smoky notes) and to a lesser extent tomatoes and blueberries. In a preheated gaiwan, there’s an interesting mix of chestnut and passion fruit. I find it very hard to identify the wet leaf aroma, but it is very flowery for sure with stone fruit notes mixed in.
The taste profile is super fragrant, sweet and tart. I got flavours such as star anise, fenugreek, apples, nectarine pits, dill, and citrus zest. In the late steeps, there are some herbaceous and malty notes as well. Aftertaste is dominated by a persisting sweetness, but it is not boring. New flavours like licorice, wood, curry leaves, and carrot emerge.
On top of the complexity, the tea also has a strong, calming cha qi and a bubbly, viscous mouthfeel. Drinking it I get a mouth-watering effect as well as a strong drying sensation on the sides of the mouth.
Flavors: Anise, Apple, Blueberry, Carrot, Chestnut, Citrus Zest, Dill, Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Licorice, Malt, Passion Fruit, Spicy, Stonefruit, Sweet, Tart, Tobacco, Vegetables, Wood