This was apart of Verdant’s 5 for 5.

10, 10, 20, 30, 40,

Dry leaf: smokey, mild honey
Leaf after a rinse: cabbage? broccoli? very vegetal, not much of a floral aspect to this.

I’m very surprised no one else commented on the smokiness of this. The beginning of the sip is more floral but the flavor that lingers is pretty smoky. Upon inspection of the leaf I found a few leaves that were blacked on the edges. Maybe I just got a particularly smoky sample. The flavor is pretty consistent with young sheng, nothing that really jumps out at me. Not much sweetness, though later steepings became more palatable.

Overall, this tea isn’t awful. I can’t say I was terribly impressed

200 °F / 93 °C 5 g 3 OZ / 95 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Login or sign up to leave a comment.



I’m passionate about tea, good books, classical music, and botany. I brew my tea gongfu style. I drink a lot of puerh and oolong (usually darker ones, but I’m by no means opposed to a good li shan). If I had to pick a favorite catigory of tea, it’d probably be wuyi yancha. I’m always on the hunt for new teas and teaware, so send me your suggestions!


United States

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer