Let’s meet the Star-Fruit!
Bouquet: What you instantly discover is a certain citrus lemon like character within its deliciously steaming atmosphere. The first thing that came into my mind was star fruit aka carambola. Beside this first layer next ones are building their foundation as follow – This buddy literally screams “Spring” – with its freshness and field flower herbal hay bouquet you’re getting a nose full of aromas like dandelion, gentian, marigold, Greek mountain tee with its typical tree resin character further followed by woodsy notes, acacia honey and fragrantly beeswax steaming cups.
Taste: Talking about its silky soft liquor there is definitely a resemblance to a slightly aged white tea like Shou Mei noticeable but also hints of Oriental Beauty (but not as sweet but more like the grasshopper bitten aspect) and also a remarkable similarity with those fresh sun-dried Pu-erh buds. Taste-wise it nearly hits the same aspects as within its actual steaming bouquet with a major citrus star fruit layer all those named fresh hay field flower & herbal compositions plus the lovely finish of acacia honey, fresh cut young woodsy accents with tree resin to it and a certain propolis beeswax coating. Within this with little age blessed Sheng you are also discovering a certain well placed bitterness which I compare the best with the one of gentian. It isn’t overpowering but wisely fused together with all the other parts and pieces of this magnificent symphony. Highly enjoyed it!