9 Tasting Notes
I have gone through multiple bricks of this one in the last 2 years. I opened one up today as it has been a long while since I had tried it. This is a very in expensive brick coming in at $30 at TWL. The red sticker was applied to hide a misprint on the wrapper. As stated on their webpage “It has been stored entirely in Taiwan and has a relatively dry natural Taiwan storage” and is a lightly compressed brick which easily breaks apart with some prodding of a tool. I always smell light pipe tobacco when smelling the brick dry. Material is a blend with large twisted leaves, stems and possible some huangpian. TWl is correct in pointing out you may run into seed pods in this brick.
Started out at 10 seconds after fast rinse. Easily 6-7 infusions at 180 degrees.
Nice throat/mouth feel and last mouth taste. This is a low priced moderately aged daily drinker with medium thickness and clear/clean liquor. Lasting after tastes of resin and pine.
Flavors: Honey, Pine, Resin, Smoke, Tobacco, Wood
Nice looking cake. I let this tea rest several weeks once it arrived. The cake has floral honey smell when broken. Rinse, and 1st & 2nd infusions (10 seconds) was 185 degrees. Soft throaty, and slight viscus. Secondary sweet in the back sides of mouth, then mid mouth feel. Not rough. 3rd session was 10 seconds and came on more punchy, vegital Read more about review stating promising tea, nice young sheng and perhaps dates. 4th session similar to 3rd, taste more rounded, viscus, nice mouth feel. Material is pleasing to the eye, no random junk, and nice full unbroken leaves. 5th and Second much longer – 35-45 seconds and dropped off on session 7. This tea could be promising.
Have several cakes to put back.
Flavors: Crisp, Fig, Floral, Honey, Vegetal