So I don’t drink Sheng often enough.
And when I do, I keep telling myself, jeez, why don’t you, silly?
Maybe cause it requires more commitment than some other teas? Like, I can’t have this while cleaning up the house or doing chores. No, that would be disrespectful. If I have it, it has to be at a moment when I know I can dedicate time to it.
I think Terri said it propels her into a cosmic state of mind. I agree, this is legal drugs.
This being so “young” feels almost like a white tea, it has that White Peony apricot-y peachy taste, with very sweet honey notes.
3rd and 4th steep bring something very floral with soft woody notes. The wet leaves smell spectacular, wet wood and eucalyptus.
I find zero astringency in this, very smooth and soothing.
Then, something unexpected happens…it morphs into a fuller bodied tea, stronger bark notes and assertive spicy sweet taste. It reminds me of Ginseng Oolong. I also get some roasted almond. The colour of the brew intensifies as well.
I’m just starting to play with it, my afternoon will be peaceful I can already tell.
Doctor prescribed new anxiety pills yesterday…I think I should just keep drinking this instead :-)