The dry leaves of this tea are large, untamed and variously hued. An early autumn pick, this shoumei is still very young, full of fresh cut grass aromas and only the hint of the spicy sweetness that will manifest after a few years of age. The liquor is a pale gold like the young baimudan, but with noticeably less down. This tea immediately brews thick, and strong, but is slow to turn astringent or bitter. Drinking several cups in a quick succession delivers a nice huigan, or sweetness in the back of the throat. This tea is a great way to understand the amazing transformations that occur in white tea when compared to the 2010 shoumei.