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Thanks to JC for sending me this one! I’m sorry it has taken me so long to try it.

I broke off a small chunk of the tea and decided to steep it in my yixing teapot. This tea has a lovely aroma. At first I was thinking it smelled like an evergreen forest.

Steep #1: It’s been a while since my last sheng. I steeped this for around 30 seconds and was surprised and how mellow it is, you can never tell with younger shengs. The tea liquor is only slightly bitter in the finish and I am also picking up on the fruity notes which are quite pleasant. I have a slight tingling on the tip of my tongue. :)

2nd steep: 30 secs?? I am getting the vegetal notes, perhaps I steped this for a little too long because the 2nd steep is more bitter than the first, still it is good though. Woodsy and a bit of smoke. It seems very invigorating on this overcast day.

Not sure if I will be able to write more on this tea as I have so many things to do this morning… It is really good! Might consider getting a cake.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec
JC

I’m glad you like it!. You are not wrong, Bulang has fruitiness to it but the mountain is know because you can get perfumy floral notes, bitterness and smoke, if you choose to ;). If you want to get only fruity do many short steeps. Bitterness and floral longer steeps.

What I loved about it is that the stronger steeps have an amazing sweet aftertaste. Also, I still have some teas you sent me to try!

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JC

I’m glad you like it!. You are not wrong, Bulang has fruitiness to it but the mountain is know because you can get perfumy floral notes, bitterness and smoke, if you choose to ;). If you want to get only fruity do many short steeps. Bitterness and floral longer steeps.

What I loved about it is that the stronger steeps have an amazing sweet aftertaste. Also, I still have some teas you sent me to try!

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

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I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

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