Initially this reminded me of “high end factory.” A sweet and woody smell (delightfully combining into barbecue sauce) and a strong character.

Then I had it after 3 weeks in my pumidor. Its something special I now think. It is really oily, my lips are left feeling like they have balm on them. In the mouth the tea is very viscous and jammy sweet, super sweet. There is a bit of roughness which shows up weirdly, almost as if the liquid is encased in an outer surface of sand paper so that your tongue and cheeks are reacting to its astringency very directly, but when you swish it and move it around its all viscous and thick. Definitely for texture fans. And it gets better. The tea has long legs, and you feel it swallow nicely and then move down your throat all the way into your stomach. That part makes it rich, although it doesnt overall strike me as rich.

The qi is strong. I was, within two sips, pretty knocked out (although on a fairly empty stomach). I sat at my computer, eyes half closed, lips in a half smile for quite a few hours, following this tea through its decently static life.

The flavors are typical strong material middle aged flavors: wildflower honey, sweet wood. Not dirty. Not dry nor humid. Very, very good.

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