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Today this tea is completely kicking my head in.

After a good 18 steeps on the wang shu over the past day and a half, and today’s on again off again rainy day pattern, I wanted to take things to another level. I have wuji qigongquan tonight and I want to take that to the next level as well.

So one turns to sheng.

Wild Arbor is right. This tea is a haggis fueled Scotsman like my college roommate of 20 years past. Huge, rough, uncouth, but tenacious, warm and giving.

I cannot claim that I am enjoying the flavor profile right now. I feel like I am drinking cups of mothball soup with an insulation garnish.

But the energy is stretching straight to my toes, and fingers, and my yi has grown full and heavy. And right now, that is a delicious feeling.

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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec
Spoonvonstup

Ha! Good description. Try it next time with less leaf and maybe even less steep time (though I see you’ve got 15sec there.. as low as Steepster lets you go). Yes- less leaf, and this will be more gentle with you. You certainly don’t have to worry about this being light. ;)

Jim Marks

Yeah, my actual steep times are much shorter than that.

Charles Thomas Draper

Your reviews are always on the mark. This is Sheng.

Jim Marks

After about 8 steepings, this calmed down quite a bit, and the last 8 to 10 steepings were enjoyable as a beverage in addition to being enjoyable as a medication and meditation.

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Spoonvonstup

Ha! Good description. Try it next time with less leaf and maybe even less steep time (though I see you’ve got 15sec there.. as low as Steepster lets you go). Yes- less leaf, and this will be more gentle with you. You certainly don’t have to worry about this being light. ;)

Jim Marks

Yeah, my actual steep times are much shorter than that.

Charles Thomas Draper

Your reviews are always on the mark. This is Sheng.

Jim Marks

After about 8 steepings, this calmed down quite a bit, and the last 8 to 10 steepings were enjoyable as a beverage in addition to being enjoyable as a medication and meditation.

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