Wow, a completely 180˚ from my first impression of this tea. I feel like I brewed it stronger at home and that made all the difference. This is the 2016 harvest of the Lishan Winter Sprout. Warm leaves smell so deliciously savoury and fragrant like something that would draw me at a gourmet food fair––olive oil popcorn.
1st infusion: (1:00)
Liquor is the bright yellow-green colour of olive oil. Savoury and oily fragrance like umami seaweed seasoning, or vegetable broth.
2nd infusion: (1:10)
Savoury spinach vegetable broth. I wish it were more floral, maybe I’m craving something like a Tieguanyin.
Liquor is still bright olive-oil yellow. More vegetable broth, slightly salty. The first steeping was the best, when it still tasted buttery.
Flavors: Olive Oil, Popcorn, Salty, Seaweed, Vegetable Broth