Really a divine trio of teas. The scent and flavors are outstanding. I do not say this often but really some of the best teas I have had recently. I know at this time it is sold out, but next year I hope to see it again and if I do, you better hurry and buy some because I will be buying a lot more :-)
This is a lovely white tea, though the first steep tastes like pea soup. Not my thing, so I tend to pour it out. But from the second steep, all traces of pea soup are gone and replaced by delightful crisp, bright, white florals. The tea also lasts through more steeps than I expected, and is equally delicious when brewed cold.
These two teas are superb examples of high quality Taiwanese teas! Soft, non astringent, and absolutely delicious! These really showcase the flavor of the qinxin cultivar. My first sip of the white brought a slight calmness and instantly reminded me of another tea I've recently had. The cultivar flavor was familiar as I believe the Eastern Beauty is also the qinxin. Though there's not the bug bitten honey sweetness and granite minerality, there is a similar calming sensation. I highly recommend trying these!
This is a wonderful tea, one of the best I've had from MST. The leaves are very fine with many tiny buds. The liquor is very thick, soft and smooth with no trace of roughness or harshness and goes down so easily leaving the whole mouth with a nice thick oily coating. The flavours are pleasant - like malty sweet butter, not intense or overpowering with long lasting plant sweet aftertaste and the aroma is intensely sweet and floral. Qi is light, pure and clean becoming brighter, calm and easy. The tea makes a nice morning gong fu session or in the afternoon. From the website it sounds what the farm is doing and what MS are doing to support them is great and certainly the leaves imbibe all this integrity and positive action. Certainly look forward to trying more from this wonderful farm.