Victoria wrote:Same with the Ali Shan Din Hu from Floating Leaves Tea. A solid 4 but ... is it a five? I'll be re-trying it a little later today.
I had this tea today as well. I didn't feel like using a gaiwan, so I made it in my new Gao Shan pot. I wasn't impressed. Not a bad tea by any means, but just not very interesting. I'm going to let it get over any travel shock for a week or so, and try it in the gaiwan to see if it gets significantly better.
Just finished a nice session of the Li Shan Cui Luan form Floating Leaves also (this time in the gaiwan). It was rather complex. Not too sweet, but very clean with strong notes of Shiso leaf. I liked it, but would like to see more floral or fruity notes. We'll see what a week of rest does for this one too.
I hope you're not right about the Spring 2010 teas being lackluster. I bought 100g of the Farmer's Choice Bao Zhong without testing it out only because last year's was so excellent.