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I was pleasantly surprised with this one. It brewed up to an orange hue after 3 minutes and it has that intoxicating and mysterious Sheng energy that I love. I for whatever reason cannot place any particular flavor other than SHENG. Sheng is what it is. I am sure as with most Sheng this will be steeped multiple times even after a long initial steep. This is a winner and the price is resonable. It compares with some of the finest that I have had.

TeaBrat

I liked it too! I think I need more. :)

Charles Thomas Draper

I am about to order a ton of black tea samples and I may get a full order of this. It has a great energy.

TeaBrat

ooh- will you get 100 grams? This tea seems to be aging nicely. I wonder what it will be like in 10 years?

Charles Thomas Draper

Perhaps. Yes it is aging very nicely. 10 years? Sublime
.

TeaBrat

they also have a beeng I was looking at today. :)

Charles Thomas Draper

I did not enjoy that one as much. I know I did not post a review.

TeaBrat

good to know. :)

Jim Marks

They must have greatly expanded their line. The last time I paid any real attention to Upton’s pu-erh offerings all they had was shou.

If you want some super serious pu-erhs, try here:

http://camellia-sinensis.com/tea/teas/Aged+Tea#liste-thes

TeaBrat

Jim, is there any puerh in particular from C.S. you would recommend? Their aged sheng does look verey interesting.

Charles Thomas Draper

I am tempted to buy from them. They have some serious tea. Not just Pu-erh.

Jim Marks

@Amy, sadly, one of my favorites from them, the 1992 Naka Lahu, is sold out. Hands down one of the best teas I’ve ever had. The 2002 Chung Cha is also gone. These were my first two sheng, and by far the best ones I’ve had (and the oldest by a good decade in the case of the ’96, although I have had a ’78 shou).

I didn’t like the Long Jing Meijawu or the Lapsang souchong biologique very much, but read my reviews to see if that’s just my personal taste.

The Long Jing Shi Feng 3 I liked quite a bit.

I keep putting off another order to them until I can justify spending obscene amounts of money on pu-erh. Which, since I currently own a house, is never.

TeaBrat

@Jim – i know you feel, I’ve been trying to reign in my tea spending as well

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TeaBrat

I liked it too! I think I need more. :)

Charles Thomas Draper

I am about to order a ton of black tea samples and I may get a full order of this. It has a great energy.

TeaBrat

ooh- will you get 100 grams? This tea seems to be aging nicely. I wonder what it will be like in 10 years?

Charles Thomas Draper

Perhaps. Yes it is aging very nicely. 10 years? Sublime
.

TeaBrat

they also have a beeng I was looking at today. :)

Charles Thomas Draper

I did not enjoy that one as much. I know I did not post a review.

TeaBrat

good to know. :)

Jim Marks

They must have greatly expanded their line. The last time I paid any real attention to Upton’s pu-erh offerings all they had was shou.

If you want some super serious pu-erhs, try here:

http://camellia-sinensis.com/tea/teas/Aged+Tea#liste-thes

TeaBrat

Jim, is there any puerh in particular from C.S. you would recommend? Their aged sheng does look verey interesting.

Charles Thomas Draper

I am tempted to buy from them. They have some serious tea. Not just Pu-erh.

Jim Marks

@Amy, sadly, one of my favorites from them, the 1992 Naka Lahu, is sold out. Hands down one of the best teas I’ve ever had. The 2002 Chung Cha is also gone. These were my first two sheng, and by far the best ones I’ve had (and the oldest by a good decade in the case of the ’96, although I have had a ’78 shou).

I didn’t like the Long Jing Meijawu or the Lapsang souchong biologique very much, but read my reviews to see if that’s just my personal taste.

The Long Jing Shi Feng 3 I liked quite a bit.

I keep putting off another order to them until I can justify spending obscene amounts of money on pu-erh. Which, since I currently own a house, is never.

TeaBrat

@Jim – i know you feel, I’ve been trying to reign in my tea spending as well

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I am an avid surfer, gardener, golfer and freespirit. I have been a tea drinker forever. Tea has provided me with contentment. I love White, Oolong, Green, Black and Pu’er. I do not care for flavored tea and nor will I comment on it.

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