Brief (5-10 seconds) steeps in 90 Celsius water.
Liquor is almost clear with a pale and light yellow color that has a hint of greenish hue.
Taste is smooth, buttery, and has a gentle sweet aftertaste with a floral note.
Medium mouthfeel with stickiness around the lips, no astringency.
Wet leaves are freshly green with a mix of medium dan dark tones of green, giving off a slightly sweet funky-fruity-floral aroma.
Flavor strength starts to mellow down by the 4th infusion, thus best to steep longer from here onwards.
A longer (1-minute) steep gives a deeper yellow hue to the liquor color and a longer finish on the aftertaste, and still no astringency, though you'll notice there is a slight 'green-taste' note there.
Overall, this is a flavorful baozhong with a clean taste.
This baozhong is very fresh, sweet and full. Great quality tea as always.
This is pretty interesting and quite unlike other baozhongs I have tried. The dry leaf smells grassy with a buttery shortbread note. The wet leaves have a notable marine umami scent (I may be mad but I can't shake that it smells like salmon to me), floral tones and a hint of passion fruit. The liquor is umami in a seaweedy sort of way merging with buttery, floral and sweet flavours. The after taste is very fresh majoring on the floral notes. Overall, quite different from other baozhongs and I've had. Very tasty and whilst the tasting notes I've given might sound discordant it comes together well.
Received some as a sample and fell in love with its gentle, fragrant, flavorful, almost sweet character. Found it sold out when I went to order more and hope that it'll be back for 2023.
The aquatic veggie notes from both the 2022 baozhong and green teas open up into sweet buttery goodness. While I thoroughly enjoy both teas as sipping beverages, I can easily see the green tea used as the base for a brothy soup. These teas are multi-taskers! So happy I got my hands on this year's batch.