Tea provided by Crimson Lotus Tea for review
For my second and final sample, I wanted to wait until it was raining outside so I could enjoy the Shou puerh with the nice scent of rain and not feeling hot and sweaty in the summer!
First sip had a bit of sweetness along with the familiar woodsy, earthy, deep shou puerh flavours I love.
Second through fourth were consistent in flavour, getting a bit of a deeper earthier flavour with a hint of menthol.
Fifth steep was my fav, it became much smoother and had the best balance.
I ended on the ninth steep, which was still quite dark and retained fruity and menthol flavours.
Overall Bulang Shan Imperial Grade 2008 met my expectations. I didn’t have any fuss steeping it, or noticed any off putting flavours. It was nice to try a shou puerh with a bit of a sweeter side than most of the bold earthy ones I seem to always get.
Flavors: Forest Floor, Fruity, Sweet, Wet Earth