Shan Wai Shan

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40
drank Po Li Chun by Shan Wai Shan
411 tasting notes

Interesting tea – I got this in a swap from Mel and I didn’t have any brewing instructions. Since I saw it was a green – I went for a lower temp and time. It’s got a nice green flavor with a smokey back-drop. Not something I’d actively seek out, but I’ll try a few steepings of this batch and finish off the sample.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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40
drank Po Li Chun by Shan Wai Shan
411 tasting notes

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1
drank Po Li Chun by Shan Wai Shan
256 tasting notes

I got this tea to try it out. It was at a local Chinese grocery, and for $2 for 50g, I couldn’t pass up the deal! I have been wanting to try all the teas they got, since it’s a tastings of teas I could afford.

The package says you use boiling water, and can reuse the tea 8-10 times!

Ok, now how it tastes…I am not a fan. First taste made me gag. Second taste confirmed it, and I had to dump it all out. It has an overbearing smoky flavor that didn’t appeal to me. It tasted like rotten spinach. I guess I got what I paid for.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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