I was quite anxious trying this jinxuan variety because I know when I brew them slightly too long lots of them get this bitter/soupy flavour I detest. The first brew I was very carefuly and I made it very short but when I sipped it I knew that I was worrying for nothing. This tea is so smooth and has such a great body! The next brews were a lot longer than the first one. I was so amased by this tea. The first 3 steeps were very fruity, never experienced such a fruity jinxuan/Alishan, later on the taste got more delicate and flowery. This tea has such delicate flavors but still it is very strong and clear. I think this tea has one of the best bodies/mouthfeel I've experienced so far. It felt like a waterfall going through my mouth and throat cleansin everything on its way. The qi it gave me helped me with meditating. I was so relaxed still more attentful for details. I could feel the wind moving every hair of my arms, my muscles relaxing, the cooling effect of the wind on my face.
The Cha Xi I made for this tea suited it perfectly. The delicate piece of Japanese cotton I placed it on, the simple but strong plants that resembles its body. The whole set up is simpel (not a very complex tea) but strong and direct. The leafs of this tea also resemble this, it were one of the biggest (and round) leafs I witnessed so far. Also they were rug and strong.
|Know that I have relative big hands|