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Backlogging from yesterday. The tea was sweeter than I remember, but it still tastes less refined than other aged shengs. Of course, that’s the charm of this tea: It has unique and complex flavors that really make this tea memorable. I only got four infusions out of it because of time constraints, but they were all excellent, with the favor mellowing, yet getting progressively more complex. I’m really gonna miss i=this tea when I finish the sample…

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Boiling 2 min, 45 sec
Jim Marks

One would (might?) hope that a “wild arbor” leaf would be less refined than a garden leaf.

Joshua Smith

I agree with you, but the point is that this is the quality that I like the most about the tea. This tea is a pleasant contrast from my Japanese greens and Indian blacks because of it is a bit rough around the edges.

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Jim Marks

One would (might?) hope that a “wild arbor” leaf would be less refined than a garden leaf.

Joshua Smith

I agree with you, but the point is that this is the quality that I like the most about the tea. This tea is a pleasant contrast from my Japanese greens and Indian blacks because of it is a bit rough around the edges.

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I am a university student, studying Computer Science, who found that I really enjoy a nice cup of tea. I finally got into loose-leaf tea in August of 2011. I am currently in the process of expanding my horizons, and have found that I have a particular fondness for Oolongs in general, and Wuyi Yanchas in particular. The unique mineral taste is very appealing to me, as well as a nice Sencha. More recently, I’ve developed a taste for Sheng puerh, white tea, and black teas. The only things I’ve tried that I didn’t like was Shu puerh, but that might have been because it was quite young. Regardless, I’ve been slowly expanding my horizons, so if you have any recommendations, please feel free to send me a PM.

Just for the heck of it, my other interests include classical musics (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi, Debussy, Shostakovitch, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Wagner, to name a few composers). I also have a fondness for a bit more modern music, like The Beatles, all Jazz (by all, I really do mean all), Gorillaz (I love Demon Days), and a couple of Indie artists you will never run across unless you play a lot of semi obscure Indie games. Also, I love cats.

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