This is $10.99 for a 100g cake. Get some.

The dry leaf is smoky and citrus. I used more leaf than normal for me. It was probably 10g. I did not do a rinse. The first steep with boiling water was 1 minute. I know the puerh people did 15 second steeps but I live on the edge baby. Yeah, that’s how I roll. The liquor is deep golden and is dark and smoky with kelp notes in the leaf.

I could catch smoke as I lifted the cup but that ends the moment the liquid hit the lips. Instantly I got the creamy sensation of vanilla. This changed just as quickly to mineral, then again to a floral like orchid and maybe very light lavender. The sip finished with what for lack of better words was an ash like scent but it was way more pleasant than that sounds. This is a mellow cup of sheng. If you sip quickly it is like leather and spice. It made my cheeks tingle and filled the lungs with a cooling sensation.

Lots of leaf and longer steep = Much love for this one!

Stephanie

Oh man, where did you find it for purchase? Sounds good :)

Sil

nom nom nom this does sound great

Stephanie

Nevermind…I found it on ebay!

mrmopar

Not too bad of a tea.

TheTeaFairy

Hey, “living on the edge” is also my favourite brewing method , lol!
Sounds really good for the price, was it a lucky purchase or a studied one?

K S

I usually look up the recommended steeping directions then blow them off and do what I want. Not really but I did this time. I had a sample of this that as it turns out could have been split in half but I’m kind of glad I didn’t. Later cups were as good as the first. I intend to start with it again tomorrow.

mrmopar

Yep tea is a “personal” thing. Steep it like you like it. Glad the computer is back up!

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Stephanie

Oh man, where did you find it for purchase? Sounds good :)

Sil

nom nom nom this does sound great

Stephanie

Nevermind…I found it on ebay!

mrmopar

Not too bad of a tea.

TheTeaFairy

Hey, “living on the edge” is also my favourite brewing method , lol!
Sounds really good for the price, was it a lucky purchase or a studied one?

K S

I usually look up the recommended steeping directions then blow them off and do what I want. Not really but I did this time. I had a sample of this that as it turns out could have been split in half but I’m kind of glad I didn’t. Later cups were as good as the first. I intend to start with it again tomorrow.

mrmopar

Yep tea is a “personal” thing. Steep it like you like it. Glad the computer is back up!

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