drank Ali Shan by Camellia Sinensis
1249 tasting notes

Twisted balls of various jade greens reveal an aroma of sweet honeysuckle and gardenia. A fresh aroma that reminds you of a tropical jungle. The initial aroma is creamy for a second and then changes to garden notes. I’m seriously surprised at the 4 – 5 minute steep time on the package. Granted I always drink my oolong gong fu style now but that just seems like way too much time. Also if you are steeping with a gaiwan you’ll want it cooler. Almost burnt my fingers trying to pick it up at this temp. The longer steep reveals some mineral notes and astringency. Not heavy astringency but enough to make it not completely pleasant. The garden notes and floral notes are a bit muted by the slight bitterness you find when it first hits your palate. But when brewed with proper gaiwan style the tea really shines. The mineral notes make your mouth water for more. I’ve licked the most delicious wet rock. The veggies garden notes and the floral notes of gardenia. The way you brew your tea matters.

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