1111 Tasting Notes
Yum! Rich and earthy shou! Very creamy and clean tasting too. Slightly sweet. This is a shou anyone could enjoy I think.
Thanks again to the good folks Crimson Lotus for letting me taste your teas! They were all extremely enjoyable.
I was SO happy to finally get to try this tea yesterday! I was shocked at how tightly packed and dense this little planet is.
I took many photos on Instagram https://instagram.com/p/3TyUHvRh1S/
This is what it looked like after the first rinse https://instagram.com/p/3TzRuZRh3r/
This was the first steep I actually drank https://instagram.com/p/3T2Lj3Rh-I/ And it was so delicious! Soup was very thick. Pleasantly bitter in early steeps but never astringent. Super creamy. The honey scent and flavor built with each steep…glorious stuff!
https://instagram.com/p/3T-S—xh_5/ This tea gave me such a great sheng buzz all afternoon yesterday. Really good sheng puts me in a GREAT mood! These planets might seem pricey but they are definitely worth it as a special treat. I’m putting more in my shopping cart for sure! Thanks again Glen and Lamu :)
Thank you for the sample Glenn and Lamu!
I don’t think I have ever had a sheng this fresh before. The dry leaf scent reminds me of a fresh green with just a hint of that fruity vibe shengs can have.
Early steeps are like a cross between a fresh green and a sheng. Nice and sweet and vegetal with a shengy tanginess. It leaves a long lingering taste in the back of my throat. Definitely tastes like spring!
I might be imagining it but I got the FAINTEST hint of smoke from an early steep. Really enjoyable and gave me lots of energy today :)
Thank you for the sample WymmTea
I had a lot of trouble with this one. The first few steeps were dominated by a sour note that just didn’t agree with me. I noticed others noted a sour cherry note so I guess that must be it? I finally found a later steep when it had sweetened up I could actually enjoy, but all in all I would say that this is not a sheng for me!