Smooth and long-lasting, this is a very quaffable and—dare one say?—refreshing yan cha. The typically sweet middle with a subtle charcoal roasting plays languidly on the tongue, unhurriedly giving way to quince-like fruitiness and mild astringency. Foshou is a well-known cultivar, whose long, rumpled leaves suggested either the scent or appearance of the Buddha's hand citrus or the length of the Buddha's hand in East Asian iconographies. There is indeed a plausible citrus note to the aroma, though also a pleasingly herbaceous one, recalling ironwort tisane (often sold as 'Greek mountain tea'). This tea can be enjoyed analogously, steeped over a long afternoon or sipped as dusk falls.