Fascinating tea. Not like anything else I’ve tasted recently. Agree that it’s got a bit of a soapy taste, with a thin body.
That said, there is no noticeable astringency or bitterness at all. Even if you really beat this tea up it responds only by becoming more weird, but not more astringent.
Not my style, but I’ll definitely use the rest of my sample as an example to my friends of how “different” semi-aged raw can be.
The tea itself is impeccable. The first rinse was so clean I drank it.