I had a sample of the Nannuo maocha from Hou De today, which he gave to me for free when I bought some other stuff. I sort of messed up brewing it — underbrewed, with not enough leaves. The leaves are very large, and smell like young puerh. When I brewed it, however, it tastes more like a typical, slightly grassy green. Very mild, and sort of mellow. I think I need to try it again with a little more leaves to do it justice.
Since I shared the tea today, and since it was so light, I indulged in a second round of tea with some Tea Gallery Dahongpao. Warm and nice, although I feel it lacks a little in lasting power and a truly long, lingering aftertaste. Maybe it’s just me being picky.