This San Lin She is clean and clear, crisp, like swimming in a lake in late summer, or early Autumn. It has a refreshing mouthfeel of spring water with lots of delicious minerals from the rocky earth.
The qi of Shan Lin She, the way the energy moves in the body, mirrors the mist and fog of the 1800 meter mountain terrain where it grows.
The flavor too expands out, blooming like a flower in a single taste, starting it one place and then moving to another. The gongfu cha session, meandering like mist steep to steep, as the leaves unfurl from tightly rolled balls into full leaves and stems.