It's amazing what weather can do to tea. I had a great tea session comparing my 2013 Spring Lishan to the new 2013 Winter Lishan.
|Brewed leaves: left-2013 Spring Lishan; right-2013 Winter Lishan|
|Tea broth: left-2013 Spring Lishan; right- 2013 Winter Lishan|
Due to the warmer weather this winter, this season's Lishan doesn't seem to have as an intense taste as the Spring Lishan. However, both Lishans have that wonderfully delicious, smooth, buttery texture. What stands out more in this season's High Mountain Oolong is its aftertaste. It's simply delightful and surprising. Its aftertaste is beautiful and strong!
I don't know if you remember that the 2013 Spring High Mountain Oolong could be tricky to brew. Just a touch too many leaves could make the pot of tea too strong. I found that this Winter tea is more forgiving. Even if I brew it longer, the tea still tastes very yummy.
The same type of tea and yet so different. I love discovering new qualities from each season's tea, especially those yummy surprises that keep dancing in my mouth. They make me excited and happy!