I recently bought a hei cha sampler in order to expand my knowledge of these teas. Having tried all of them, I can now document my thoughts. They all have a very comforting quality, and this particular one especially.
The aroma is fairly complex with notes of honey in dry leaf; sweet bread, yeast, fermented apples, earth and some medicinal smell in wet leaves. Taste is quite well defined and stable with a sweet metallic character and a very spicy aftertaste. I notice flavours like those of fermented grains and soy beans. The liquor has a medium body and a smooth, fleeting mouthfeel.
This is a very nice tea that is well defined, which means it can be quite memorable and suited to specific scenarios. It is not my favourite from the hei cha sampler at the moment though.
Flavors: Alcohol, Apple, Baked Bread, Earth, Grain, Honey, Medicinal, Metallic, Pastries, Soybean, Spices, Sweet, Yeast