Well this is different. Scott uses the descriptor “mushroom-y” about three times in the description on his site, so its hard not to think of that… It’s certainly more earthy and less fruity/flowery than most fresh shengs, there’s a hint of garden soil, lots of mint, and it’s bitter enough to hold my attention. As with the rest of Scott’s 2015 teas, it feels very clean. I can’t find any evidence of smoke or wok charring, and it’s very smooth and buttery despite leaning more towards the savory side of the flavor spectrum. Good stuff overall.
Flavors: Butter, Earth, Mint, Mushrooms