As soon as I tasted this tea it became right away my absolute favorite green tea. So intense, balanced and long-lasting taste, with this lovely natural fresh sweetness staying in the mouth afterwards.
As I did my Tea Sommelier course with Wild Tea Qi in Yunnan in 2016, I was lucky enough to be brought to the tea farmer Kai Wei growing and producing this amazing tea in the mountain of Dali. The purpose of this visit was to show and teach us how green tea is processed, so we not only visited the tea gardens where this leaves grow surrounded by wild mountain forest, but we actually learned to process the leaves (tried... did our best... but obviously you don't reach the Master's level that quick...).
Kai Wei is not only an incredible tea Master but also a lovely and very kind person, and so as we left he gave to all of us a quite large bag of this amazing Baked Heart green tea.
This gift, that I stored in its original plastic bag, at room temperature (obviously fare from optimal green tea storage...), and then forgot about for a while... made me discover an unexpected quality of this tea, which is that now 5 years later... it is still as good as when I get it in 2016! Very unexpected for a green tea which is usually the variety that you can store the less time from all tea types... but in this particular case, incredible but truth, it's the first green tea that I know of that you can store/age for so long without loosing it's original taste and qualities.
In fact I was so amazed about this last surprising quality that this is what decided me to give a comment about this tea.