This tea excels in its balanced taste and the protracted aftertaste. The mouthfeel is also nice – thick and velvety. It is surely a powerful tea as others have pointed out, but it doesn’t give me much of a rushy feeling, which is great. The leaves don’t really have a strong smell, but the aroma of the empty cup and the infusion is quite a nice mix of floral and vegetal notes, similar to the long-lasting lingering notes I get in the aftertaste, which is also somewhat peppery and refreshing.
One other noteworthy thing is the infusability. I am currently 1.4 litres into the session and still getting thick, flavourful infusions diplaying nice bitterness without much astringency. In fact the high point was probably somewhere around steep #8 or so, which is crazy. Originally, I wanted to give a slightly lower rating, but I had to increase it in the end.
Flavors: Bitter, Celery, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Metallic, Nectar, Peppercorn, Sweet, Vegetal, Zucchini