Speaking of Floating Leaves (and honestly on this thread, when are we not? ). This morning I had a lovely session with what's left of my pound of 08 Taiwan Wuyi. It's roast has mellowed slightly and melds almost perfectly with the tea base. Like most baozhongs I've had, after the first couple of infusions the roasted flavors all but wear off revealing the true tea's base. Luckily I quite enjoy this tea's base flavor, but I feel it would benefit quite a bit from another year or two of mellowing out. I've found it's rare for myself to truly enjoy some modern baozhongs that seem to focus on aroma more than anything as after the first few infusions the tea turns into an astringent, bitter light floral mess. This tea truly is the best value I've ever found in oolongs, still proving to be an excellent everyday tea.
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