Pretty mediocre, just as Herman at Vital Leaf said. It’s lacking in any real flavor, and it has a bite of a really young shou. Gimmicky is a good word, but I was warned, ahead of time, and I wanted to try it anyway.
The flavors are almost sheng-like, which is not impressive in a shou. The tangerine notes are subtle and not terrible, as an addition, at least.

Terri HarpLady

I keep finding myself wanting to get one of these shu stuffed tangerines to try, mostly just out of curiosity :)

Spencer

Don’t have high expectations and you won’t be disappointed. Haha.

Spencer

I think, though, that I might get another one and age it, just to see, if five years will make a difference. (Assuming that it does not get lost in that time.)

Terri HarpLady

Right! I’m still looking for a bag of Sichuan caravan that I misplaced back around the Holidays. I’m sure it will show up…eventually…

Spencer

Hopefully not with a funky taste from wherever it was lost!

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Terri HarpLady

I keep finding myself wanting to get one of these shu stuffed tangerines to try, mostly just out of curiosity :)

Spencer

Don’t have high expectations and you won’t be disappointed. Haha.

Spencer

I think, though, that I might get another one and age it, just to see, if five years will make a difference. (Assuming that it does not get lost in that time.)

Terri HarpLady

Right! I’m still looking for a bag of Sichuan caravan that I misplaced back around the Holidays. I’m sure it will show up…eventually…

Spencer

Hopefully not with a funky taste from wherever it was lost!

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“I love trading tea and trying new teas. My favourites are oolong (mainly Chinese) and pu’erh.
Will gladly talk all day about tea.”

The above was my bio when I joined five years ago, and I felt it needed to be updated. I still love pu’erh, though I have begun to take preference toward cooked, shou. Oolongs are certainly still a go-to tea for me, but I have expanded my horizons to begin including greens and blacks based upon the weather and how I am feeling.

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