Had this one last weekend and I’ve been putting off the tasting note because I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to say for this tea. I’m still not sure, to be honest.
This was the January Subscription tea – 100g of small batch shou in bamboo. I’ve had a mixed success rate with bamboo scented/stored teas, but I was curious about this one. I started by having it Western style, and I actually resteeped the leaf because I was enjoying it so much – I veeeerrrry rarely resteep tea when I’m having it Western style. It was so cozy and comforting – one of those cups of tea that just hugs you from the inside out and makes you feel safe and secure. However, describing the flavours… arg!
It’s smooth. Damn smooth and silky. Definitely had this toasted/fired note to it, but a lightness to the top of the sip that felt like it was the bamboo. It was weirdly complex and simple all at once. I will 100% need to try this again to be able to form some more proper thoughts, but suffice to say I liked it a lot.