This year is outstanding!
For people who may not know this tea, Long Jing has varied notes. They range from floral/grassy to a richer, fuller flavour people often describe as nutty or chestnut. This year, it's balanced between the two - tending toward the nutty, but with freshness at the start. It is a wonderfully satisfying taste, soothing and mood enhancing. The leaves are small and brightly coloured - they lie beautifully together and are comfortingly fragrant in the warm gaiwan even before the water goes in. The calm starts there - a little oasis of peace.
For people who know Long Jing: If you liked last year's crop, you'll like this one even more.