308 Tasting Notes
Cameron B. inspired me to revisit this tea. Time flies, taste buds change…
i used to mix this tea with Earl Grey Polish blend N° 18 just to finish it. Polish is gone, BdF still have it. What bothered me is ashy note, not smoke, i love smoky tea. I’m not huge fan of floral teas. here are some lilacs, violets. but floral+ ash. And bergamot is very subtle here for me. Still not my cup of tea.
Flavors: Ash, Bergamot, Flowers, Violet
I kept brewing puerh all day long to speed up seasoning of my new Yixing. So I had a lot of shou today maybe 7 cups. I found a bag of Rejuvenation tea in my cupboard, forgotten sadly. So I made 2 cups for me and my dd. she took it with 1/2 tsp of honey. Mine was plain becAuse it really doesn’t need any sweetener. It’s naturally sweet and mellow, and nice. It doesn’t taste like those herbal medicinal teas. It made me calm and happy.
PS I will continue with puerh, for some reason I don’t feel any caffeine in shou and can drink a ton before the bed. It makes me sleepy.
last night i took my newly seasoned Yixing and made it. it was nice but i think my Yixing is absorbing too much flavor. it was bold smooth and flat… On one hand, it left me disappointed, on the other – if i won’t make any tea in this Yixing it will never be useful.
Aroma of caramel, raisin and longan fruit. This tea is rich, fruity, some malt,very smooth and delightful. there is longan fruit aftertaste lingering in my mouth. No sugar for me but some people may add to elevate it to a dessert level tea. it tastes like Taiwanese black tea. it satisfies my craving for a black tea (Assam just seem too heavy during the Summer). i have to make it side by side with Ai Lao by Yunnan Sourcing.
I was in a mood for sheng today. If somebody told me that I would become puerh obsessed last June I would think that person is crazy. Yes, I see puerh cakes in my dreams and I also place orders in dreams and real life. A lot.
Back to the tea.
5g 150 ml gaiwan 195F
Rinse/ 5/5/7/7/10/15 sec
Nice sweet like bell peppers, juicy and some tobacco.
Later I decided to increase temp to 200F. I like it even more. No bitterness, dried persimmon, some spice and very smooth. It has some orangish tint compare to other young sheng I tried ( those are yellowish-greenish usually)
Im so happy I picked another cake to hoard before it disappears.