The mighty Nannuoshan. I think of delicious Nadacha / Essence of Tea cakes from recent years, a region which Nada seems to enjoy visiting. I am therefore quite happy to see that Scott has a cake from the region, and a spring cake at that.
My sample contains lots of pretty, medium-length leaves, the scent of which is immediately apparent at the instant of cutting opening the sealed envelope in which they travelled. Clean, fresh, vibrant - a jolly Nannuo springtime.
"Yakouzhai" means "forked mouth village", which I presume refers to the fork in a river, a common location for settlements, being easy to defend! Indeed, most English towns are situated in strategically sensible locations, and my home city is no exception: the English king hid here during the civil war with his loyalist troops, beseiged by the troops loyal to Parliament, defended on three sides by rivers and one the fourth side by a marsh. In fact, our suburb is in what was that marsh, and the local church tower was used to spy on the king's artillery that was kept in the university parks...
Grassy and floral, sweet and vivid - this is very decent Nannuo tea. The human touch is evident in a little butteriness in its finish, which adds to the springtime lightness.
If the Nadacha Nannuo cakes were not so heavily represented on my shelves (> 3 tong over various years), I could see myself buying some of this charming little chappy. At $29/250g ($44/375g equivalent), it is a good buy. Nicely done, Scott.