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I brewed this in the Gaiwan. It is all that I would look for in a Sheng and more. I received this as a part of a sampler. For whatever reason I had only tasted this once before. This tea is about as good as it gets. I have tasted many Sheng lately and none compare with the exception of the ’93 Red Blossom. I would dare say that given the same amount of aging this would be mind blowing. This is the real deal….

Charles Thomas Draper

Unfortunately it’s not on Verdants website.

Nathaniel Gruber

yeah, given it’s age this one is truly unmatched. my favorite. once it has a cool 20 years under its belt, it will be almost unthinkable as to what this one will be like.

Charles Thomas Draper

Is there any for sale??

Spoonvonstup

It is sold out right now! I am so happy my husband snagged me one of the last bricks. I’m sure David will be on the lookout for more of this, but it’s hard to say if any more exists.

Charles Thomas Draper

Thanks. Maybe I will contact David….

Jim Marks

This stone pressed was a replacement of sorts for a previous stone pressed which also sold out. Given that both were so popular, I am sure he will be looking for a third. But it may take some time.

Spoonvonstup

Hm? Actually, this one was the original stone-pressed. The banzhang was the replacement (also a 2006, from banzhang instead of Hekai..oo, I really need to write my review of that one of these days). I also hope there’s another!

Jim Marks

Ah yes, I have it backwards. Upshot being, a third option will be some time in coming, I suspect. (Sadly)

Charles Thomas Draper

He does not have it but he offered a Hekai 2006 Artisan Revival and a Banzhang 2006 Artisan Revival. Jim, after reading your review yesterday that may be the clear choice.

Jim Marks

I found the notion of “wild arbor” too enchanting to resist.

The later steepings did settle down a fair bit.

Charles Thomas Draper

I am boiling the water now. I have a bit left….

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Charles Thomas Draper

Unfortunately it’s not on Verdants website.

Nathaniel Gruber

yeah, given it’s age this one is truly unmatched. my favorite. once it has a cool 20 years under its belt, it will be almost unthinkable as to what this one will be like.

Charles Thomas Draper

Is there any for sale??

Spoonvonstup

It is sold out right now! I am so happy my husband snagged me one of the last bricks. I’m sure David will be on the lookout for more of this, but it’s hard to say if any more exists.

Charles Thomas Draper

Thanks. Maybe I will contact David….

Jim Marks

This stone pressed was a replacement of sorts for a previous stone pressed which also sold out. Given that both were so popular, I am sure he will be looking for a third. But it may take some time.

Spoonvonstup

Hm? Actually, this one was the original stone-pressed. The banzhang was the replacement (also a 2006, from banzhang instead of Hekai..oo, I really need to write my review of that one of these days). I also hope there’s another!

Jim Marks

Ah yes, I have it backwards. Upshot being, a third option will be some time in coming, I suspect. (Sadly)

Charles Thomas Draper

He does not have it but he offered a Hekai 2006 Artisan Revival and a Banzhang 2006 Artisan Revival. Jim, after reading your review yesterday that may be the clear choice.

Jim Marks

I found the notion of “wild arbor” too enchanting to resist.

The later steepings did settle down a fair bit.

Charles Thomas Draper

I am boiling the water now. I have a bit left….

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