This is a nice Yi Wu autumn tea, but maybe just a tad too floral for my liking. However, the aftertaste really is mind-blowing.
Dry leaves exude a sweet, floral scent which furthermore reminds me of sweet bubblegum and candies. Sugar comes up as a note in the wet leaf aroma too, among barn, hot hay and thistles as well.
The taste is somewhat simple, but I like it. At first, it’s grassy and floral – a bit like a FF Darjeeling. There is a strong minerality and bitterness underlying the whole session. In the finish, a cooling sour bite appears, which leads to a pungent aftertaste with floral bitterness and a strong huigan. Some additional flavours I took note of are lillies, honey and gin. The liquor has a good thickness and a mouthfeel that is syrupy and powdery most of all.
Flavors: Alcohol, Astringent, Barnyard, Bitter, Candy, Floral, Flowers, Grass, Honey, Hot Hay, Mineral, Sugar, Sweet