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Working this one up tonight. Measured 7 grams out to brew. Dry leaf has a musky aroma to it and leaves look nice and whole. Not broken and torn as in many blends. Wet leaf has a touch of citrus on the aroma similar to a Meyer lemon.
First steep 5, 5 and 5 combined to a larger cup. Tea brew is very clean and clear. No cloudiness at all in after going through the strainer.
A little touch of smoke so light in the background that passes to a slight wood and slight bitter that turns into a nice kind of bitter that turns into a semi-ripe apricot type of finish.
it gives a bit of the tip of the tongue “buzz” for 10 to 15 seconds after you sip it.
A warm fruity and musky aroma comes off the cup if you bury your nose in it as I do. I like to savor these things very slow and the experience that comes with it.
Solid sheng and easy to drink without lots of bitterness that come with some of these teas. A bit of Kuwei or slight bitterness comes and goes to a nice sweet finish on this one.
Solid and Solid tea.
I would love to try this 5 years from now to see the development on it. …Someone remind me at that time.
Gong Fu method.

Flavors: Apricot, Bitter, Smoke, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 5 OZ / 147 ML
Stephanie

YUM Thanks for reminding me of this one. I need to drink it again!

Cwyn

Mrmopar, do you generally buy whole cakes or samples?

mrmopar

I bought mostly cakes and now I kind of split it up between cakes and samples. If I put another fridge in to act as a “Pumidor” I will be in trouble. I have one large one and 2 smaller dorm sized ones. I have to make room for the inbound so lately just samples but the Yunnan Sourcing shopping cart is pretty full now.

Cwyn

Yeah I am in the same boat with the shopping cart but I only have maybe 7 cakes.

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Stephanie

YUM Thanks for reminding me of this one. I need to drink it again!

Cwyn

Mrmopar, do you generally buy whole cakes or samples?

mrmopar

I bought mostly cakes and now I kind of split it up between cakes and samples. If I put another fridge in to act as a “Pumidor” I will be in trouble. I have one large one and 2 smaller dorm sized ones. I have to make room for the inbound so lately just samples but the Yunnan Sourcing shopping cart is pretty full now.

Cwyn

Yeah I am in the same boat with the shopping cart but I only have maybe 7 cakes.

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