Well rounded with a soft aroma and clean finish. Hard to classify, but very satisfying and much softer and (to my palate) far gentler and more subtle than pu erh. Short gung fu steeps gave me 13 iterations and counting.
I, too, made this tea as soon as I got it in the mail. Gongfu style with quick flash steeps as recommended. The smell of tea liquor is fruity like strawberry. Wet leaf smell is straw-like after a few steeps. The taste is a soft apricot flavor with no astringency up front. Quite superb.
I made this tea as soon as it came in the mail. The dry tea smells like freeze dried pears. Brewed Western style, it tastes like sweet straw and has almost no astringency!
This is a truly lovely tea. Warm, well-rounded with a soft, sweet finish. I love the story of where it comes from too. A new favorite for sure!
It is not easy to classify this tea if you do not know what it is.
Very tightly pressed, which can also be due to the Tuo Cha form. That gives you a lot of breakage in the Gaiwan. Nevertheless, the tea does not bitter and forgives also longer brewing times.
In the nose a bit earthy, but at the same time incredibly fruity - apricot?
The tea starts soft and mild, but the aftertaste remains long and sweet - I use 5g per 100ml for this session.
Something of red Oolong but also a light menthol note like an old sheng.