Jing only have the AAA being sold, and this is the AA, after the leaves opened up I can see some are broken & not perfect ratio like the more expensive TGY, this was sent as a sampler from Jing.
EIther way, its a nice green oolong! It has a slightly stronger vegetal presence and a medium-strength aroma – in fact its pretty medium strengthed I think compared to some of the more pungent TGY ive had, but tastes nice and green. It is slightly clear in feel, not the thickest or creamiest ive had. But still very nice. Has a nice blend of fruit & umami taste, a flowery aroma & a quite lively cha qi – im tip-tapping this on the keyboard quite fast.
I am interested to know if the tea was from the 2014 or 2015 harvest as the website now has the 2015 harvest showing. I have put the question to Sebastien, as I am interested to see if this flavour is due to the slight aging of the leaf.
Either way I really like JingTeaShop, the tea was listed as one to go with steamed fish, and I completely agree, it has the umami edge which places it perfectly there.
I have been drinking gongfu and grandpa style
Flavors: Flowers, Green, Umami