I’m so glad that I am the first to review this tea. I did a comparison between this and the earlier 2014 harvest. The first noticeable difference is that these leaves are more flat and less twirled. The cake is more compressed, but it is also more fragile and flaked. The aroma is sweet and moist instead of dry and smoky like that of its older counterpart. I placed a generous chunk in my warmed yixing and shook it up. The aroma from my brewing vessel was sweet and sharp. I could describe it as ripe white grapes. I washed the leaves once and began brewing. This brew began sweet and smooth. This had a nice honeysuckle flavor and full body. The tea grew more depth as the session went on. This didn’t have any smoke like that of the 2014 harvest. The flavor was sharp and slightly sour. There was always an underlying sweetness throughout the session. This harvest was smoother and carried a lot more depth. I felt that the 2014 harvest was good, but it carried too much smoke and bitterness. I really enjoyed this, and I had it pre ordered. This company is having a sale on this sheng, and I would advise you to scoop it up. This is a beautiful tea, and a great value.
Flavors: Honeysuckle, Smooth, Sweet, White Grapes, Winter Honey