Wonderful Young Sheng:
1st Steep 7s: Delicate Pineapple Essence, smooth finish.
2nd Steep 15s: OVERSTEEP Pour Out
3rd Flash Steep: Vegetal, Leathery, Woodsy Musk.
4th Steep 7s: Less Leathery now with Peaty Undertone.
5th Steep 15s: Bittersweet aftertaste with the pineapple essence.
All in all a good young sheng probably needs some age, it is rather unforgiving (read: tastes like isopropyl alcohol mixed with shoe polish if you over steep like me)
2007 Xiaguan "Golden Ribbon" 100 g Sheng Pu-Erh Tea Tuo Cha
The Mao Cha (raw tea) used in the blend for this tuo cha came from Wu Liang, Yun Xian, and Yun Long mountains in west-central Yunnan. This premium blend was first released in 2004, and has rapidly become one of the more popular blends produced by Xiaguan Tea Factory. It should prove to be an excellent candidate for aging.