Gongfu Sipdown (1429)!
Sipdown and lazy session with this “white Cockscomb” 2020 Bai Jiguanthis afternoon!! I think this is my first time trying this varietal, and it’s really interesting to me. It’s definitely a lighter leaning roast compared to my normal yancha preferences, but the oily soup is coating on the palate in a pleasing way to me. Early steeps have notes of perfectly toasted golden pecans, grilled corn, hazelnut oil, and gradually the tea picks up more of a fresh floral character amidst the session with some delicate undertones of white peaches. It’s pretty nuanced, and blowing my mind a little how it’s so different and so similar from the Wuyi oolong that I typically gravitate towards.