I think both BLT’s description and TJ Elite’s review are spot on. It’s a lovely tea that is true to the Naka terroir. You are paying for the name of course, but the price is reasonable I’d say.
The dragon balls open fast and the rinse has a good depth with a bitter and mineral character (that is a recurring theme) and a hint of chard. Aroma in the gaiwan is sweet and flowery with notes of sugarcane, candy, and grass compost.
First couple of steeps have medium body and a moderate bitterness with sweet, grassy and floral profile. It is complemented by flavours of sunflower, green olives and a touch of apricot. Around fourth infusion, the liquor becomes quite numbing and the bitterness intensifies. It’s kind of like a mix of bitter greans growing in high altitude, rocky environment.
The aftertaste is very cooling with a mild sweetness, buttery texture, and a protracted sweet vegetal bite.
Song pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFJSM3kvBQ4
Flavors: Apricot, Bitter, Candy, Compost, Floral, Flowers, Grass, Mineral, Olives, Plants, Sugarcane, Sweet, Vegetal, Wet Rocks