2958 Tasting Notes
Earlier in the evening I was feeling very exhausted, & although I had a rehearsal beginning at 7pm, I really just wanted to go to bed. Around 5 I started drinking steepings of this Sheng, a generous sample sent to me from Nicholas @ Misty Peaks. I used 4G in my yixing, gave a short rinse, & started steeping at 10 seconds. Although this is a young sheng, it has a very smooth quality to it. I’ve had some young shengs that were really grassy & brassy, with a potent bite, if you know what I mean. This is nothing like that. It’s very mild, a gently sweet cup with a mineral quality, & some citrus like edge, & I enjoyed numerous steepings. My energy was revived, & the rehearsal went well.
Sipdown! 203 teas left in my collection.
This is the autumn harvest 2012. Although it is a year old, it is still every bit as delicious as it was last year. Green bean, pumpkin, creamy oatmeal. I served this to my student that enjoys green teas, & drank a few cups myself.
I need to drink more green tea, in part to polish off the 2012 greens. I still have some of Verdant’s Bilochun & the Laoshan Dragonwell. I also have all of their spring & summer greens from this year, just waiting to be enjoyed. I actually really enjoy green tea. It’s just not my favorite anymore. Next on my agenda for today: a massage…yeah baby!
I need to be kneaded!