The size of the leaves looks like wild SX. This badge was ordered by the Tea Galley, from Michael info, it was produced in the 70's for a Hong Kong tea vendor's wedding. Still a bit young.... A robust body of aged mandarin orange peel, mint and bitter melon. Still tasting at the moment, will see how this develop....
The 4th day of tasting and finally it ended this morning.
After the first overnight brewing, there is a strong perfume aroma coming out from the dry leaves. Kind of artificial powdery at first impression. Overall bitterness still persist until the 3rd day, then turning to sweet floral water. Roughness up front, big minty at the back. Camphor/peppermint when consumed cool, which last for mins.
I guess this is not as delicate as the young bud version, but more Masculine in a sense. Given the large leaves and strong stems? Still not ready for another 10 years.