338 Tasting Notes
This is generous sample from TeaExplorer – thank you.
5 sec rinse 5/10/10/10/15 to be cont
Wet leaves smell of stewed prunes. Yum
Very smooth, sweet like dark chocolate, no earthiness . Brew very dark and clear. I placed an order last week and I regret that I didn’t include it. Next purchase for sure.
Revisiting and raising my rates. It is 100. Bitter sweet chocolate like 90%. Super smooth, doesn’t have usual earthy smell, more like farina. Agree with ifjuly , it’s like strong espresso with dark chocolate on a side. Exceptional
I used 5 oz gaiwan+2tsp rinse/30/45/ etc
I like smoky teas. But last time I brewed it western method it was too much for me. I could not get rid of smoky flavor for long time after I finished my cup.
Today I decided to brew in gaiwan. 5oz+1tsp+1/1/1. i combined all steeps in one cup.
This way smokiness was minimal and tea was so sweet
Here we go. As always I start with shortest steeps possible like 5 sec and slowly increase the time.
This shu is amazing. Clear amber color, leather smell but not strong. Very easy to drink. I do feel sparkling. My palate is not trained yet to recognize all the notes. All I can say I really enjoyed it.
Free sample w/purchase – thank you. I wasn’t into sheng but wanted to try. It’s nice, some astringent but pleasant. After I had 3 cups there is a tingling sensation in my mouth, kinda cool and minty.