I’ve been lucky enough to get a cake of this each year it has been available. In 2019 I got my cake and stashed it for a year after my experience with the 2017 & 2018. While it is fun and interesting in the first year, its second year is fantastic.
Aroma: Peach, Strawberry, Vanilla, Orchid, Sugar Cane, Wood
Taste: slight bitterness, slight sweetness, woody (but a dry wood), orchid/vanilla, strawberry/floral. A bit of honey comes in as it steeps out.
Astringency will come out if pushed. Texture is thick and creamy. And it has plenty of caffeine. Can’t really talk much on the qi because I’m not overly sensitive to it, but this tea always yields a positive experience. Easy comfortable drinking with fair amount of complexity.
I bought 2 cakes of the 2020 and will crack that one open around Thanksgiving. The other I’m going to stash away deep in my storage for the future. If there is a 2021, I’ll be buying it again.
Flavors: Honey, Orchid, Peach, Strawberry, Sugarcane, Vanilla, Wood