I am told this is the same as the 1998 White Tuo from W2T, but since I bought this sample from BTT, I thought it only fair that I review this here.
Whew! Talk about earthy! Brewed this gongfu style from 212 all the way down to 160 and back up. The strongest flavor is earthy and tastes very much like green peanuts. Green peanuts are a southern delicacy that barely taste anything like regular peanuts, so don’t go thinking I am calling this a nutty tea! That being said, since green peanuts are often moldy, I wonder how much of this tea’s flavor comes from mold, ha.
As the temperature of the water lowers, the peanut flavor reduces down to really, really old books.
As I keep stating, it was intellectually stimulating, but not a flavor I would seek out. In addition, this tea also gave me that shaky, over caffeinated feeling. I wasn’t a huge fan of that.