A couple of years ago, I made a discovery that increased my pleasure of going to hot springs even further: drinking top quality high mountain Oolong at the springs!
There, it isn't so much the nose or mouth that tastes the tea, but the whole body! A high mountain qi and freshness is exactly what the hot, soaked body is longing for! It doesn't just taste good. It feels good. Relaxed by the springs, the outdoors setting, the tea experience is lived and enjoyed from head to toe. Our senses are much more receptive to the tea's energy.
Such moments of total relaxation and harmony are too few in life. I recommend to make the best of them by using your best, fresh high mountain Oolong. Your body will tell the difference. Then, just keep it simple and enjoy life!