Dry leaves: tobacco, ash, smoke, camphor
Wet leaves: sweet baked pear/apple, camphor, cork, old wood.
The leaves this time are quite chopped up. First infusion is rich, sweet, on the verge of being bitter/astringent but somehow everything feels under control. Body is medium, interesting texture, light smoky huigan. A pleasure to drink.
A good balance of various elements, medicinal, warming, satisfying. Light huigan.
Around this point it gets rougher. Herbal, dry, with a beginning of cooling feeling. More intense, bittersweet aftertaste, reminiscent of roots like ginseng or liquorice.
4 & 5
Spicy. Strong. Traditional Chinese medicine. Rich chicken soup. Feels good. Interesting wine-cork element is still present. It doesn’t seem to have much Qi.
I feel slightly more relaxed, in a gentle way.