Today's tea is a 2008 Dragonwell purchased at TenRen on a visit there last year.
Time has taken its toll on this great treasure, but there is still some life in it yet.
The dry leaf has a pleasing scent of spicy vegetation, something along the lines of a radish.
The undertones of the classic toasted aroma present themselves not far after.
The liquor is almost absent of aroma, but there is still a specific smell that wafts from the cup; just can not pinpoint it.
The first sip...sweet sensations are detected.
Not long after, a grassy astringency is brought forth.
As the liquid cools the throat, an aromatic spice is present. Rosemary. Strange, but pleasing.
I enjoy three more infusions after the first. The last infusion being sweet water.
This tea, although old, still holds life. Reminds me of a fruitful, aged man trying so hard not to give up.
Definitely a tea that deserves respect.
The end of spring break is coming nearer, and with that, springtime is coming closer.
New Mexico is vibrant during the spring season.
I thought I should share a bit of my spring with everyone.
Hope you enjoy
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