The aging on this tea lends so much to the cup. Takes you on a wonderful journey like walking through a botanical garden early in morning on a summer day. There is a freshness which comes through ever so slightly with notes of rose, chrysanthemum, cherry blossom, honeysuckle, along with almost a grape wine peel and slight cherry to it. As you go through infusions, there are butter, honey, cantaloupe notes then shift to more earthy tones of walking through a cool forest, an old library book or newspaper note, and almost reminiscent of camping in the older canvas tents, all in a good way, along with more of a drying sensation as the minerality starts coming through. Lost track after eight or so infusions as it kept bringing more and it stays with you long after, wanting you to go back for another sip. Warmer notes linger in the fairness cup long after. Beautiful citrine, gold color which becomes deeper as you go along the journey.
Truly a wonderful aged tea which is complex and perfect to settle the mind and spirit.
Brewed in a flute brewer with 175 degree water.