Can't say i'm as familiar with it as to detect and identify its particular traits but that's the information i have which seems to fit what i keep hearing from tea vendors and recent restrictions.wave_code wrote: ↑Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:19 pmhuh, I didn't notice or detect any actual buds or flowers or oil aromas in this tea at all. I'll try and look specifically for it next time, but compared to say liu an where it has aglaia odorata buds specifically added I didn't see or notice anything. I had sort of assumed it was the tea grade, like how Chen Chun Lan apparently used to use the number of 'orchid's as their grading system. whether its ying kee or someone else if they insist something is added then I have to take them at their word, but at least in this one it was quite subtle then or I really have no idea what specific flavor notes to be looking for.
Also, my "orchid" Liu An teas all have very particular fragances. One of 'em ( not sure if stone orchid or jade orchid ) made my wife think i was brewing coffe... which was incredibly odd as we can't drink it ( love the smell... but it keeps me awake for 72 hours ) ... and certainly smells like it, maybe like it's mixed with some natural cocoa powder.
Which century baskets are you talking about ? , for a minute thought you were talking about 2000 Shun Yi Sun like the one from GoodTea