Fresh from the sample package, the dry leaves had a slight earthy/woody and very mild fruity aroma, which also came through the first few steeps. The flavor of these steeps had a slight honey sweetness, very mild fruit and floral character, and was a bit sour and astringent. The mouthfeel was clean, a little viscous, and dry after swallowing.
Middle steeps were more astringent, with mellow sourness (mostly on the sides of the tongue), light honey sweetness, moderately viscous, and had a slight cooling affect, mostly in the throat.
Later steeps had pretty mild flavors, with moderate astringency and bitterness, more dry, and left an acidic sensation on the top of the tongue.
Overall, I would describe this tea as bright. Not really sweet, but bright and dry. It was pleasant to drink, and a good tea, with a decent balance of the noted flavors. Nothing was too forward, and even the acidic and astringent characters were enjoyable. The cha qi, for me, was very relaxing and meditative. I don’t think I could drink this tea daily, because of the lasting acidic character, but I do like it.
The wet leaves were light red/brown and had some dull green left in them. Brewed gongfu style from 15-60 seconds.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Earth, Fruity, Honey, Pleasantly Sour