Dry leaves are forest green in color, and have a light aroma of grassy sweetness with some florality. After rinsing, the florality of this Shanlin Xi permeates the air. After brewing the first round, I immediately smelled the gaiwan cover. I was greeted by the smell of freshly cut grass and blooming flowers. The first round has a distinct high mountain flavor; woodsy, floral, and altogether refreshing. The second round further increases the florality of this tea. The tea liquor for this round is creamy, and delivers a strong sweetness during the aftertaste. The third round continues to show the sweet-floral nature of this Shanlin Xi, but now there is also a delightful green bean scent to this tea. The aftertaste is strong and sweet, and lasts for long after you finish drinking.
We recommend drinking this tea in the morning; it will lift your spirit for the day to come!