I want to have tea with friends just so I can make them drink this. It's light and floral and sweet and magical and wonderful and this, this is what tea is about.
This tea brought immediate aromas of the most delicious strawberry pie as soon as I placed the leaves in my warmed gaiwan! 35% oxidation and smooth, this machine/handpicked spring tea is a fresh treat! I was not expecting such a lasting impression! This proves that 'scented' teas when done right can be both powerful and mellow at the same time!
Somehow this wasn't as floral as I was expected, and it just didn't hit any spectacular spots for me. It's a very good quality tea and I think it would make a great daily drinker for others, but I just didn't find myself ever reaching for it.
This is a fabulous tea by itself, but I discovered that it takes even better when brewed 50:50 with the Pear Mountain Oolong. The combination is outworldly. Give it a try :)
Light but substantial. I even accidentally oversteeped it and it still tasted delicate (and not bitter), which is an indication of quality. I expect nothing less from Mountain Stream Teas, though. 10/10 fantastic tea.