So, apparently, this is the last of this particular tea. The plot where this tea is from has since been cleared as per gov’t orders to plant native trees.
I found my tasting notes from about a year ago.
I’ve brewed this tea many different ways, though my favourite is to probably use a far greater leaf to water ratio than i normally would, along with a far longer steep time than normal. For example, at one point I think I used about 12g tea in my 120ml gaiwan and steeped for a minute or two. Flavour overload
The tea stands up to it well.
Anyway, some general notes:
more buttery than vegetal
very creamy sweet and round on palate
high toned floral on palate as well
a lot of mid-palate umami
almost meaty when steeped longer
more nutmeg spice comes out in later steepings
Powerful yet still delicate