My next two Mountain Teas, both winners:
DRY LEAF: Somewhat irregular in shape, medium green, about 1/4"
INFUSED LIQUOR AROMA: Rich combination of aromas, including vegetal, golden raisin
INFUSED LIQUOR TASTE: Harmonious flavors, including what seems like a hint of Bergamot and vegetables, overlaid with with a sweetness reminiscent of yellow tea.
REMARKS: The best Mountain Tea I've sampled so far. Thirst-quenching and very nice with biscuits, this tea links together flavors that are rich and smooth. Bright yellow color. Includes single leaves, buds, and broken fragments - but the taste is exceptional. I steeped for a longer time, which benefitted the overall flavor.
RATING: 86/100, 4.5/5
MEDIUM ROAST DONG DING, SPECIAL RESERVE
DRY LEAF: Darker green, smaller rolled tea, somewhat irregular
INFUSED LIQUOR AROMA: Tart, rich, a touch of astringency,
INFUSED LIQUOR TASTE: No astringency on the taste, however. Liquor is medium yellow. Slightly smoky, floral, with an assertive sweetness underneath. Similar to the sweetness of yellow tea.
REMARKS: Medium yellow in color. The leaves are mostly buds with two or three leaves - a nicely made tea.
RATING: 84/100, 4/5
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