I've been reluctant trying this sample, it never felt as the right time to brew and the fact that I only have 1 sample adds to the anxiety, as David Bowie continues singing : 'We can be heroes, just for one day'. While yesterday my taste seemed to be back to normal - had a cold for a few days- today it seemed it be less sensitive again.... though there is no way back now. The smell of the dry leaves were surprisingly refreshing and citrus like, a bit different than most gao shans.
In my next reviews, I'm planning of using the gaiwan again for making reviews, it feels more objective and truthful compared to using a clay teapot. Perhaps later on, I will add an extra note to some teas to compare the differences between gaiwan/teapot.
The leafs of this tea are one of the thickest I've witnessed so far, they are tiny and look juicy.
It seems I've only reached the tip of the iceberg with this tea, it has a lot more of potential but I will need to spend a few more tête à tête's with this tea to find it. It's about time I get a student job somewhere to make that happen...
Note from the author: apologies for this below average review, I feel in lack of inspiration and motivation today - my brain seems to have forgotten all English. While some people say it's better to write nothing than something bad, I feel that making a habit of writing something weekly is something that will bare its fruits eventually, consistency is key. Lately I've started training for powerlifting and the motto there goes: It's better to have a bad training than none. While this review has been a struggle to get through and I almost decided to stop halfway, I did persist and learned a great deal. I hope you readers won't be to harsh on me. Thank you for your patience with this blog and still reading it every week, it gives me great joy and motivation to keep writing.