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Finally I’ve had a sheng that makes me understand what shengs are all about and why anyone would want to drink one.

Dry leaves are so luxurious and smell of licorice and flowers. I want to bathe in this smell.

I’ve gone onto 7 infusions so far and they are all butter pecan delicious with a hint of creamy sweetness. Faintly musty and earthy but with a aftertaste that lingers. No sign of the flavor slowing down. No weird funkiness that make me wonder what this is and why I am drinking it. I love wild tea and this seems like a great showcase for it – a gorgeous mature and fully blossomed beauty that deserves my full attention and devotion. I wish I was better at describing these things. Bravo and A+. If I ever have a better sheng I will be amazed. I am seeing stars.

More accolades to come, I am sure….

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200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Sounds amazing!! So glad they’re local!

Charles Thomas Draper

Amy I was going to order from them last night. An Imperial Shu or something like that. I chickened out when I saw the shipping was $7.00. After reading this I think I can handle the money….

Charles Thomas Draper

This is why I love Steepster. Amy I trust your judgement and I will buy this tea and I will want to bathe it too….

Charles Thomas Draper

I just placed the order. I am jealous that you have access to very fine tea in your area….

TeaBrat

Charles, i hope you like it! What else did you get?

TeaBrat

Stephanie, they are great but everytime i go in there i want to spend all of my money!

ScottTeaMan

At least you have all those places to go to get quality tea very close to home. :))

Charles Thomas Draper

Grand Shou ’97

TeaBrat

that looks delicious as well…

Charles Thomas Draper

That was my first choice until your review….

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Stephanie

Sounds amazing!! So glad they’re local!

Charles Thomas Draper

Amy I was going to order from them last night. An Imperial Shu or something like that. I chickened out when I saw the shipping was $7.00. After reading this I think I can handle the money….

Charles Thomas Draper

This is why I love Steepster. Amy I trust your judgement and I will buy this tea and I will want to bathe it too….

Charles Thomas Draper

I just placed the order. I am jealous that you have access to very fine tea in your area….

TeaBrat

Charles, i hope you like it! What else did you get?

TeaBrat

Stephanie, they are great but everytime i go in there i want to spend all of my money!

ScottTeaMan

At least you have all those places to go to get quality tea very close to home. :))

Charles Thomas Draper

Grand Shou ’97

TeaBrat

that looks delicious as well…

Charles Thomas Draper

That was my first choice until your review….

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

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!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

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

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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San Frandisco

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http://sanfrantea.teatra.de

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