I took this tea out from storage to check up on it today. It surprised me a little how different it is compared to my past encounters with it. Sure, there are clear parallels to be drawn, but it is also less grassy, while being more savoury and “masculine” than before. It is still floral, but more of a spruce forest cooling ones, with just a bit of alpine meadow to them.
The dry leaf aroma is quite perfumy with clear notes of apricot and musk. After the rinse, there is a lot of complexity, but among the new scents not covered in my earlier write-up are many foresty ones and also some butter toast.
Apart from the unexpectedly savoury early steeps, I also found the tea to be more woody in the middle and more grainy and herbaceous towards the end of the session.
Flavors: Apricot, Bitter, Butter, Floral, Forest Floor, Fruity, Grain, Herbaceous, Olives, Orange, Perfume, Pine, Roast Nuts, Spicy, Sweet, Thick, Toast, Umami, Wood