Another sample from my candy store.
This was some random tea from a random bag with a random (obviously wrong) label. Looks like shuixian though — big leaves, rolled, not too roasted….
The tea tastes like shuixian, aged some. It’s a bit…. bland, which I find to be true for a lot of older shuixian. Maybe the tea just isn’t very good for long term aging? Maybe I should try crushing the leaves and then piling it in. With a normal amount, it just doesn’t pack enough punch. Sweet, mellow… good for big pot brewing, come to think of it.
You can see the big leaves. She quoted a higher price for this than anything else. I have a feeling she is trying to test to see if she can get away with it. I’m afraid she picked the wrong tea to do it with.