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Wet chestnuts and a pleasant bitterness similar to raw, green pumpkin seeds. It’s a bitterness that in my first few steepings was less forgiving, hanging around my mouth. Things mellowed out after the fifth steeping. After every sip there was a salty savory finish felt around my gums.
Wet leaf aroma is oily, akin to a light vegetable oil, maybe safflower oil.
Taste sticks to the back of my throat. A small amount of sweetness on my soft palate… slightly herbaceous like light molasses. Later steepings produced an earthy finish that was especially apparent when my lips reached the finer particulate in my cup. No body feeling during or after the session.
Got this tea because I wanted to know what a “lightly fermented ripe” tastes like. Now that I have this experience, I wonder if the flavors would improve with age. I see a lot of v93’s from 2010 and later floating around with supposed increases in value (does that mean the taste improved as well?).
I also wonder what it would be like to brew this up with some of my more ‘attacking’ shengs, as mentioned in this blog post from Tea Closet: http://teacloset.blogspot.com/2015/02/lifting-shu-with-sheng.html —It might improve the complexity (-the lack thereof) in the tea.
Additional brewing parameters: 7g leaf, 100ml gaiwan, steepings 1-4: 10 seconds each, steepings 5-9: 25 seconds-1 minute.
Purchased tuo at Yunnansourcing.com.
Flavors: Chestnut, Earth
Reviewing this tonight as the Chairman has a week off. I broke out 10 grams of this to start with. I impressed myself as the first piece weighed in a 10 grams off the bat. My measuring and judgement on weight is getting better.
I gave this a 20 second wash and have let it sit for about 20 minutes to open up a bit.
First steep 10 seconds.
Color almost Lipton like dark.
Aroma, a little left of the fermented type.
Taste, some wood, a little raisin and almost prune or date in there. Nice and warming on a cold rainy night. I have been on a lot of sheng lately and this is a decent change of pace. probably not as deeply fermented as some to allow it to progress, but with the light fermentation it should progress nicely.
Flavors: Dates, Raisins, Wood
I was gifted this sample by a fellow Steepsterite who prefers to remain anonymous. Thank you, anonymous friend.
After drinking the Teavivre 2006 Fenqing Sheng for most of yesterday, it finally ran out in the early evening so I decided to drink a shou for a change. I was struck by how thick and dark it was: a really rich red-black colour. It had a creamy mouthfeel and a very earthy taste with a citrussy copper tang that was not unpleasant. Its real strength was in the aftertaste which was woody and lasted well. There was no bitterness and little sweetness, just a strong, mellow tea. There did not seem to be much depth of flavour either. Still, it is a very pleasant drinkable tea. I shall probably not buy any of this for myself, but I would never turn it down if someone offered it to me.
Flavors: Wet Earth, Wood
Very nice Puer. I tasted this after same year 7592.
This one was a very similar taste profile to that but two distinct differences. One, I noticed less of the funkiness smell. Instead I got way more wood smell and flavor, and less sweetness. I also noticed more branches, stems, etc. Maybe just the sample I had, but I wonder if that’s why I got more wood or if this is just the formula.
Liquor is a nice deep red. Smell very wood forward, not so much of that typical shu musty.
I like this one a lot but I think the 7592 had a touch more depth and variety.
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Leather, Wood
7g 150ml Yixing 212F
i loved this shou. Im surprised that one reviewer said its bland. No, its very flavorful, rich, creamy, wood and dried fruits(dried cherries mostly). the brew is bright red color. very potent, many resteeps for 2 days.
This was a very unremarkable Shu. I have been on a ripe Pu kick lately and have experienced some great ones but this one didn’t measure up. It is very one dimensional and bland. Theres nothing exciting, no creaminess, no boldness. Its just deep red liquor with a blah flavor. I will use the rest of my sample to mix with young Sheng’s that I don’t want to alter the taste of.