Present Notes: The tea is sweet, floral, brown sugary. Despite a profile that leans towards the elegant end it has a moderate body and can acquire astringent. The astringency was one of the facets of the tea five years ago and I really do think it has mellowed. Lingering sweetness and decent depth. I continue to enjoy this tea.
2020 Teas Revisited Ratings
Present Notes: Smoked, perfumey wood, together with barnyard aspects. Quite dense. It has a nutrient, resinous, textural quality that I find to be one of the facets of the tea. Fantastic longevity. The drawback is that the tea is still unpleasant with no rewarding factors, i.e. huigan for me to appreciate.