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This is from MissB (thank you!), and I hadn’t tried it until right now. I’m having this shou craving that’s driving me mad… MAD FOR SHOU! :)
Anyway, this is so good.
It falls apart (tuo cha form) very quickly, with a lot of sediment. I improvised and used a small tea basket to pour through into my tea cup, which resulted in a bit on my counter, because I’m pouring out of gaiwan through a tea basket, and it just didn’t want to work….but I persevered!
I do definitely get the ‘crunchy sugar’ thing that MissB talked about in her review for this tea (ha!…crunch…)… it’s malty and sweet, but earthy and round.
I’ve got a few more of these, and I’m so glad that I do! :))
I moved from Qualicum Beach – where this shop is located – almost four years ago now, so this is definitely an aged puerh. Ha! I wanted to try it again before I sent some off, and I’m glad I did. Brews up super dark, almost purple-black, and smells earthy and fresh. Tastes mushroom-y, and like cane sugar – the kind that crunches and has a hard time dissolving… it both feels and tastes like that to me, whatever that’s supposed to mean. I see it as a pretty standard tea though, and oddly, this came in tuo cha form, not loose as the picture shows.
Flavors: Earth, Honey, Mushrooms
I got this tea for my birthday in February.
The leaf quality isn’t extremely high, but it’s still decent I would say.
I added 2 heaping ‘perfect teaspoon’fulls and used 160F water for 8 seconds.
A light and lovely brew results that reminds me of apple custard with vegetal notes to it oddly enough.
I am enjoying this for sure! Perhaps I will try a cold steep and see how that tastes. I have my beloved Silver Buds cold steeping right now.. can’t wait