This tea doesn’t have a strong aroma, but the taste is pungent. It is a mostly vegetal one with a strong bitterness and astringency. The flavours stay in the mouth and the throat for a long time, which is nice. Body is very good too and the mouthfeel is only a little chalky.

It’s not a tea I would drink for its complexity and therefore might not be best for a focused session. However, if you want a young sheng for casual drinking on a tight budget, it’s a perfect choice with its strong and clean flavours. I imagine it will turn out great for the long term too – the flavour remains strong even in the late infusions, which are however dominated by a strong astringency at the moment.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Green Bell Peppers, Pepper, Plant Stems, Vegetal

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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